Paul Harris Boardman

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Paul Harris Boardman is an American film producer and screenwriter.

Biography[edit]

Boardman is best known as the co-writer and producer of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005).[1] He also co-wrote the screenplays for Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), and worked on production rewrites of Dracula 2000, The Messengers and Scream 4. Boardman produced The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008 film) (2008) for Fox[2] and recently wrote and produced Devil's Knot, based on the book by Mara Leveritt, which had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, and will be released in 2014.[3] In addition, Boardman wrote The Substitute for producer Sam Raimi, Mandate, and Columbia Pictures,[4] and he wrote a suspense thriller, The Living, for Lakeshore Entertainment, which he was also attached to produce.[5] Boardman's other screenplays in development include The Birds for Universal Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, and Platinum Dunes, and Poltergeist for MGM.

Boardman was co-writer and executive producer on Thunderstruck, a sci-fi drama pilot for AMC,[6] and he also co-wrote and was attached to executive produce a drama pilot for MTV scripted television.

In October, 2011, it was announced that Boardman would co-write the horror-thriller Two Eyes Staring for Summit Entertainment, starring Charlize Theron, who is also attached to produce.[7] And in September, 2012, it was announced that Boardman will adapt the James Patterson bestseller Guilty Wives for Maven Pictures, and he will also executive produce the film.[8]

The supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil, which Boardman co-wrote and executive produced for Screen Gems and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, began filming in June, 2013 and is set for release on July 2, 2014.[9]

Boardman has also written other screenplays for various studios and production companies, including TriStar, Disney, Bruckheimer Films, IEG, APG, Sony, Lakeshore, Screen Gems, Universal and MGM.

Boardman grew up in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Sewanee with honors degrees in English literature and psychology. He earned an M.A. in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University, and also studied at St John's College, Oxford, and the University of Southern California film school.

Filmography[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

  1. Guilty Wives (announced)
  2. Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
  3. The Substitute (announced)
  4. The Living (announced)
  5. Thunderstruck (announced) (tv pilot)
  6. Two Eyes Staring (announced)
  7. Devil's Knot (2014) (post-production)
  8. Scream 4 (Dimension, 2011) (uncredited rewrite)
  9. The Messengers (Sony, 2007) (uncredited rewrite)
  10. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
  11. Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) (video) (also Second Unit Director)
  12. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
  13. Dracula: 2000 (Dimension, 1999) (uncredited rewrite)
  14. Love in the Ruins (1995) (short)

Producer[edit]

  1. Guilty Wives (executive producer) (announced)
  2. Deliver Us from Evil (executive producer) (announced)
  3. The Living (announced)
  4. Thunderstruck (2012) (announced) (tv pilot)
  5. Devil's Knot (2013) (post-production)
  6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
  7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming 2004.
  2. ^ Siegel 2007.
  3. ^ Ford 2013.
  4. ^ Graser 2009.
  5. ^ McNary 2009.
  6. ^ Gallagher 2011.
  7. ^ Kit 2011.
  8. ^ Kit 2012.
  9. ^ Turek 2013.

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