Scott Beck

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Scott Beck
Born (1984-10-22) October 22, 1984 (age 37)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2001–present

Scott Beck (born October 22, 1984) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He co-writes and co-directs with filmmaking partner Bryan Woods. Together they co-wrote and executive produced A Quiet Place for Paramount Pictures, in addition to writing and directing Haunt for producer Eli Roth, and Nightlight, a supernatural thriller for Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment.[1]

In 2016, Beck and Woods sold their original screenplay for A Quiet Place to Paramount Pictures. The film, executive produced by Beck, Woods, Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes, stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, the latter of who also directed and co-wrote the script.[2] Paramount subsequently signed Beck and Woods to a blind script deal for a second project they will write and direct. A Quiet Place was released in April 2018 to critical acclaim with a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 95%. It became a major box office hit, grossing over $330 million worldwide.[3][4]

The duo also wrote and directed the thriller Haunt, produced by Eli Roth and Sierra/Affinity.[5] In June 2018, Beck and Woods signed on to adapt and executive produce Stephen King's short story The Boogeyman for 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps Entertainment.[6] In the television world, Beck & Woods developed the series Zeroes for Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti.

In May 2020, it was announced Beck & Woods would be writing, directing, and producing 65 for Sony Pictures and producer Sam Raimi.[7] The film will star Adam Driver.[8]


Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
2010 Impulse Yes Yes Yes
2012 Spread Yes Yes Yes
2015 Nightlight Yes Yes
2018 A Quiet Place Executive Yes Nominated—WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Original Screenplay
Won—Saturn Award for Best Writing
2019 Haunt Yes Yes
2020 50 States of Fright Yes Yes Yes Episode "Almost There"
2022 65 Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Q&A: Directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods on Shining a "Nightlight"". Fangoria. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 15, 2017). "Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Team For 'A Quiet Place'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "A Quiet Place (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "A Quiet Place (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 7, 2017). "'Haunt' Horror Thriller In Works From 'A Quiet Place' Writing Duo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (June 26, 2018). "Fox, 21 Laps Scare Up 'The Boogeyman' Deal; 'A Quiet Place' Scribes Beck & Woods Adapt Stephen King Short Story". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 4, 2020). "'A Quiet Place' Writers Team With Sam Raimi and Sony on Sci-Fi Thriller". Variety. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 1, 2020). "Adam Driver To Star In Sony's Sci-Fi Thriller '65' From Sam Raimi And 'A Quiet Place' Writers". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 1, 2020.

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