Eric Heisserer

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Eric Heisserer
Born 1970 (age 45–46)
United States
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Christine Boylan (m. 2010)

Eric Heisserer (born 1970) is an American screenwriter.

Career[edit]

Heisserer's professional screenwriting career was launched with the sale of The Dionaea House to Warner Bros. in 2005,[1] based on an online epistolary story of the same name that he wrote in October 2004.[2] He then developed an original television pilot for Paramount Pictures and CBS, and wrote feature projects for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Warner Bros..[3] In 2007, he sold a pitch to Regency Enterprises and Fox called Inhuman, a supernatural thriller set in Tokyo that combines live action and anime sequences.[citation needed]

In December 2008, Heisserer was hired to re-envision and rewrite the script for the franchise reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, produced by Platinum Dunes.[4] An early draft had been written by Wesley Strick. The script went on to land director Samuel Bayer, actor Jackie Earle Haley, and began filming in May 2009.[5]

He rewrote the prequel to director John Carpenter's 1982 remake The Thing.[6] In April 2010, Heisserer signed on to write Final Destination 5,[7] the fifth film of the horror film franchise.

Heisserer made his directorial debut with the film Hours, starring Paul Walker.[8]

In July 2013 Heisserer was set to write the script for the then upcoming thriller book Bird Box by Josh Malerman.[9] Universal Pictures acquired the rights in February 2013 and now set the script for Andy Muschietti to direct the film.[10] Heisserer co-wrote The Conjuring 2 along with the brothers Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes.[11] Heisserer wrote along with artist Felipe Massafera and Colorist Wes Dzioba, the comic book series Shaper.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2010, Heisserer has been married to television producer/writer Christine Boylan. His previous marriage ended in divorce.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Writer Producer
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street No Yes (with Wesley Strick) No
2011 Final Destination 5 No Yes No
2011 The Thing No Yes No
2013 Hours Yes Yes No
2016 Lights Out No Yes Yes
2016 Arrival No Yes Yes

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