Josh Friedman

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Josh Friedman
Josh Friedman at WonderCon, February 2008
Josh Friedman at WonderCon, February 2008
GenreScience fiction, drama

Josh Friedman (born 1967) is an American screenwriter best known as writer of the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the 2005 film adaptation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.

Friedman also publishes the blog "I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing". After being offered an opportunity to work on a script titled Snakes on a Plane, Friedman posted a blog entry[1] that sparked interest in the film on the Internet before the movie entered production. The same entry introduced a profane line that was added to the film when the cast reconvened in March 2006 to shoot additional footage.

On August 1, 2013 he was announced as co-screenwriter of Avatar 2 with James Cameron.[2] He is a kidney cancer survivor.[3]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Producer Writer
1996 Chain Reaction Green tickY
1998 Return to Paradise Uncredited
2005 War of the Worlds Green tickY
2006 The Black Dahlia Green tickY
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Green tickY Green tickY
2011 Locke & Key Green tickY Green tickY
2012 The Asset Green tickY TV movie
2012 The Finder Green tickY Green tickY
2019 Terminator 6 Green tickY Post-production[4]
2020 Avatar 2 Green tickY Post-production[5]


  1. ^ Friedman, Josh (August 17, 2005). "I find your lack of faith disturbing: Snakes on a Motherfucking Plane". Retrieved 2006-03-18.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike (2013-08-01). "'Avatar' Sequels Upped To Three; Fox, James Cameron Set Trio Of Writers To Spearhead". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  3. ^ Time Magazine: "It’s Okay to Be a Coward About Cancer" By Josh Friedman July 21, 2017
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin; Lang, Brent (November 17, 2017). "Terminator Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script". Variety. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Geoff Boucher (November 14, 2018). "James Cameron: The 'Avatar' Sequels Have Wrapped Production". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 14, 2018.

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