Johannes Roberts

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Johannes Roberts
Born (1976-05-24) 24 May 1976 (age 45)
OccupationFilm director, writer, producer
Years active2001–present

Johannes Roberts (born 24 May 1976) is a British film director, screenwriter and producer. He directed the film 47 Meters Down and its sequel, as well as The Other Side of the Door and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

Career[edit]

Roberts directed his first feature film in 2000 at the age of 22.[citation needed] Self funded for £5,000 the film, Sanitarium[citation needed], was released around the world. Over the next five years Roberts directed a series of low-budget horror films for DVD, including Forest of the Damned starring Tom Savini and the world's first series made for cell phones When Evil Calls.

In 2010, Roberts wrote and directed the thriller F – a story of a group of teachers under attack by a group of pupils in a college after hours. Made for only £100k the film was picked up by Studio Canal and released theatrically in the UK.

Roberts then directed Stephen Rea in the television film Roadkill for NBC before helming the science fiction thriller Storage 24 for Universal Pictures.[1] Written by and starring Noel Clarke.

Roberts wrote and directed the ghost story The Other Side of the Door, produced by Alexandre Aja. Filmed entirely in Mumbai and starring Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, and Javier Botet.

In 2016 Roberts wrote and directed the shark thriller 47 Meters Down, starring Mandy Moore. Almost entirely shot underwater the film became the highest grossing independent movie of 2017, making almost $65 million from its $5 million budget.

Roberts directed the sequel to the horror film The Strangers (2008),[2][3] entitled The Strangers: Prey at Night and released in 2018, and starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman. The film entered the US box office at #3 behind Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time.

In 2019, Roberts helmed a sequel to his 2017 film, 47 Meters Down, titled 47 Meters Down: Uncaged[4][5] which became his third consecutive US top ten hit in three years – grossing $46 million and taking the 47 franchise to over $100 million.[6]

In 2021, Roberts wrote and directed Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, a reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2003 Hellbreeder Yes Yes Yes Also composer
2004 Darkhunters Yes Yes Yes
2005 Forest of the Damned Yes Yes No
2010 F Yes Yes No
2012 Storage 24 Yes Yes No
2016 The Other Side of the Door Yes Yes No
2017 47 Meters Down Yes Yes No
2018 The Strangers: Prey at Night Yes No No
2019 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Yes Yes Executive
2021 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Yes Yes No
TBA The Pool No Yes Yes

Television

Year Title Director Writer Notes
2007 When Evil Calls Yes Yes Episodes "The Wish" and "Bad Trip"
2011 Roadkill Yes No TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horror Feature: Exclusive Interview With Director Johannes Roberts". www.horrorchannel.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ "'The Strangers 2' Moving Ahead With Director Johannes Roberts". EW.com. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (4 February 2017). "Bloom To Scare Up Sales For Johannes Roberts' 'The Strangers 2' — Berlin". Deadline. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Review: Soggy sequel '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' is a waterlogged creature feature". Los Angeles Times. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  5. ^ Bibbiani, William (15 August 2019). "Johannes Roberts Talks About the Self-Aware Humor of the '47 Meters Down' Franchise [Interview]". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Director Johannes Roberts Confirms Plans for 47 METERS DOWN 3". STARBURST Magazine. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (5 December 2018). "'Resident Evil' Reboot Finds Writer, Director in '47 Meters Down' Filmmaker (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 25 April 2020.

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