Scott Kosar

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Scott Kosar is a screenwriter whose films include The Machinist, the 2003 remake of the classic horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror.

Life and career[edit]

Kosar wrote the script for The Machinist while attending the graduate screenwriting program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.[1] The movie became notorious for actor Christian Bale's dramatic weight loss (Bale dropped his weight to 120 pounds for the film) and was described by Stephen Holden of the New York Times as "one of the few movies to scale the barrier between chilly fantasy and authentic cinematic nightmare."[2]

During the years that it took for The Machinist to be produced, the script attracted the attention of producer-director Michael Bay, who hired Kosar to write The Texas Chain Saw Massacre remake.[3] The box office success of that remake led Kosar to another collaboration with Bay's company with the remake of The Amityville Horror.

In June 2006, Kosar was presented with the Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Kosar was appointed the Hunter/Zakin screenwriting chair at UCLA for 2009-2010. In February 2010 he began re-writing a Dracula prequel entitled Vlad for Summit Entertainment.[4]


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