Shay Hatten

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Shay Hatten
BornMarch 1993/1994 (age 28–29)[1]
  • Screenwriter
  • film producer
Years active2019–present
Notable work

Shay Hatten (born March 1993/1994)[1] is an American screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his work on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), Army of the Dead and Army of Thieves (both 2021).[2]

Early life[edit]

Hatten was born in Oakland, California.[1] He graduated from Moscow High School in 2012 and Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2016.[3]


Hatten started his career by writing several films including John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) and the 2021 Netflix films Army of the Dead and its prequel Army of Thieves.[4] He is currently developing scripts for the upcoming action thriller Ballerina,[3] John Wick: Chapter 4, and John Wick: Chapter 5, which are all part of the John Wick franchise.[5] He will also write Maximum King!, which focuses on Stephen King during production on his only directorial feature film, Maximum Overdrive,[6][7] (Future) Cult Classic, a satirical television series,[8] and Rebel Moon, an epic space opera film for Netflix directed by Zack Snyder.[9]




Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Executive
2019 (Future) Cult Classic[17] Yes Yes
2021 I Know What You Did Last Summer Yes Yes
TBA Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas Yes Yes In production


  1. ^ a b c d Donald, Ella (May 28, 2019). "Meet Shay Hatten, The 25 Year Old Who Helped Write John Wick 3". GQ Australia. Archived from the original on June 12, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (April 5, 2019). "Dave Bautista Starring in Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' at Netflix". Variety. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Kit, Borys (July 25, 2017). "Lionsgate Plotting 'John Wick' Universe With 'Ballerina' Action Script (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Trumbore, Dave (August 12, 2019). "Zack Snyder Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Shot of 'Army of the Dead' as Filming Continues". Collider. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Weintraub, Steve (March 23, 2021). "Exclusive: John Wick 4 and John Wick 5 Are Not Filming Back-to-Back; Plus Where and When Wick 4 Is Shooting". Collider. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  6. ^ O'Connell, Michael (November 13, 2017). "4 Writers on the Scripts That Helped Them Quit Their Day Jobs". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (July 25, 2017). "Script by 23-Year-Old Set to Expand 'John Wick' Universe". TheWrap. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Porter, Rick (February 13, 2019). "Syfy Slasher-Movie Satire Pilot Sets Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (July 6, 2021). "Zack Snyder Sets Next Movie, Sci-Fi Adventure 'Rebel Moon,' at Netflix (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  10. ^ Schaefer, Sandy (July 16, 2019). "Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Rounds Out Cast As It Starts Filming". Screen Rant. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  11. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice (April 5, 2019). "Dave Bautista Joins Zack Snyder's Zombie Film 'Army of the Dead'". TheWrap. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Guttmann, Graeme (April 13, 2021). "Army of the Dead Prequel Movie Title Confirmed As Army Of Thieves". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 1, 2021). "Dave Franco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Steve Howey, More Join Jamie Foxx In Netflix's 'Day Shift'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  14. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (May 27, 2021). "Singer Rina Sawayama Tapped To Star Alongside Keanu Reeves In 'John Wick: Chapter 4'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  15. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 2, 2021). "Zack Snyder Taps Sofia Boutella To Star In His New Sci-fi Adventure 'Rebel Moon' At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  16. ^ Couch, Aaron (October 28, 2021). "Ana de Armas In Talks for 'John Wick' Spinoff 'Ballerina'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (March 1, 2019). "'(Future) Cult Classic': Justin Bartha & Geoffrey Owens Cast In Syfy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 8, 2019.

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