Jeremy Slater

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Jeremy Slater
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Slater at the 2017 New York Comic Con
OccupationProducer, writer
Years active2015–present

Jeremy Slater is an American writer and producer of film and television, known for his work on films such as Fantastic Four and Death Note, and on television series such as The Umbrella Academy and The Exorcist, which Slater created, and on which he served as executive producer. He is the head writer and executive producer for the Disney+ miniseries Moon Knight.

Career[edit]

Slater wrote My Spy, an action comedy film which will be directed by Jake Kasdan,[1] as well as Tape 4, a horror film to be produced by Primal Pictures,[2] and Man of Tomorrow, a superhero noir film which was included in the 2012 Black List.

In July 2012, Slater was hired to write the script for the 2015 Fantastic Four film.[2] After the film was released in August 2015, Slater commented that a lot of what he wrote was not in the finished film (particularly his version of the first act), but that he'll "always be honored that [he] got to play in such a cool sandbox."[3]

Slater's original version of the script for Fantastic Four was said to feel more in tone to a Marvel Studios movie, being an action-packed superhero adventure in contrast to the final film's dark and realistic tone. It included the villains Galactus, who is the source for the titular characters' powers, Mole Man, and Doctor Doom as a Latverian dictator and herald to Galactus, in contrast to the antisocial programmer he was portrayed as in the finished film.[4]

Slater wrote a draft of the live action American film adaptation of Takeshi Obata's manga series Death Note (2017), which was directed by Adam Wingard. The finished version of the film deviated from and omitted several significant elements of his original screenplay draft and at best, featured minute elements from his original script draft.[5]

Slater is the creator and executive producer of The Exorcist, a TV drama based on the film with the same name.[6]

In November 2019, Slater was hired as the head writer and executive producer for the Disney+ series Moon Knight by Marvel Studios.[7]

He will co-write the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Coyote vs. Acme with James Gunn, Jon Silberman, Josh Silberman and Samy Burch.[8][9]

In January 2022, Slater was hired to write a sequel to Mortal Kombat.[10] In August 2022, Collider reported that Slater had co-written the Untitled Godzilla vs. Kong sequel with Terry Rossio and Simon Barrett.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Director Writer Ref.
2015 The Lazarus Effect No Yes
Fantastic Four No Yes
2016 Pet No Yes
2017 Death Note No Yes
2024 Untitled Godzilla vs. Kong sequel No Yes [11]
TBA Coyote vs. Acme No Yes
Thread Yes Yes [12]
Untitled Mortal Kombat sequel No Yes [10]

Executive producer

Television

Year Title Writer Executive
producer
Creator Notes
2016–18 The Exorcist Yes Yes Yes 4 episodes
2019–20 The Umbrella Academy Yes Yes No Also developer and consultant;
Teleplay: "We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals"
2022 Moon Knight Yes Yes Yes 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 10, 2012). "Universal eyes Jake Kasdan's 'My Spy'". Variety. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "'Fantastic Four' Reboot Ramps Up with Writer Jeremy Slater (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Wakeman, Gregory (August 14, 2015). "Fantastic Four Writer Admits Most Of What He Wrote Isn't In Finished Film". Cinema Blend. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Chitwood, Adam (August 19, 2015). "Original 'Fantastic Four' Script Included Galactus, Mole Man, and Much More Action". Collider. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (April 27, 2015). "'Guest' Director Adam Wingard Signs On for 'Death Note' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ Ryan, Maureen (November 4, 2016). "'The Exorcist' Executive Producer on Creating Smart Scares for the Modern TV Viewer, Future Seasons". Variety.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys; Goldberg, Lesley (November 8, 2019). "Marvel's 'Moon Knight' Series Finds Its Head Writer With 'Umbrella Academy' Series Creator (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 8, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Drum, Nicole (December 23, 2020). "Looney Tunes Movie Coyote vs. Acme Sets 2023 Release Date". ComicBook.com. Retrieved July 9, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 23, 2020). "Warner Bros. Dates Three Pics For 2023 Theatrical Release (Not HBO Max): 'Furiosa', 'Coyote Vs. Acme' & 'The Color Purple'". Deadline. Retrieved July 9, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (January 26, 2022). "New Line Moving Forward With 'Mortal Kombat' Sequel; 'Moon Knight' Scribe Jeremy Slater Scripting". Deadline. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  11. ^ a b Vitto Oddo, Marco (August 25, 2022). "'Godzilla vs. Kong 2' Synopsis Reveals New Details About Monsterverse Sequel". Collider. Archived from the original on August 25, 2022. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 13, 2022). "Sony Developing 'Thread' From Atomic Monster & 'Moon Knight's Jeremy Slater". Deadline. Retrieved January 15, 2022.

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