Tobias Iaconis

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Tobias Iaconis
Tobias Iaconis in 2017
ResidenceLos Angeles, California,
United States
Other namesSpice
Alma materHaverford College (Creative Writing)
TitleVice President of Information Technology The Jim Henson Company

Tobias Iaconis is a German American screenwriter. His writing partner is Mikki Daughtry. He is best known for writing, with Daughtry, the upcoming films The Curse of La Llorona (2019) and Five Feet Apart (2019).


In 2009, Iaconis was the writer of Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia[1] for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, starring Joe Manganiello and Ken Anderson. Previously he had written an unproduced sequel to Timecop for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and in 2010 he wrote an unproduced sequel to Shooter for Paramount Famous Productions.

After partnering with Mikki Daughtry in 2012, they adapted the Jack Kilborn action-horror novel Afraid, and in 2013, their spec script Elsewhere made the Black List (a survey of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays, as voted on by more than 250 studio execs).[2]

In 2014, they were hired to write an English-language remake of Sleep Tight (Spanish: Mientras duermes, "While You Sleep"), a Spanish thriller-horror film directed by Jaume Balagueró.

In 2015, Iaconis and Daughtry sold a thriller pitch, The Children, to New Line Cinema.[3] The film began principal photography in October 2017, with stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Jaynee Lynne Kinchen, and Roman Christou.[4][5][6][7] Michael Chaves will direct.[8] In July 2018, the movie's final title was announced, The Curse of La Llorona, with a release date of April 19, 2019.[9] The SXSW Film Festival will be hosting the world premiere on March 15, 2019.[10]

In January 2017, Iaconis and Daughtry sold a pitch for Five Feet Apart, a young adult-themed pitch to CBS Films for Justin Baldoni to produce and direct.[11] In January 2018, it was announced that Cole Sprouse would be playing a lead role in the film (making it the first film role of his adult career), and that Academy Award-winner Cathy Schulman would be producing.[12] In April 2018, it was announced that Haley Lu Richardson and Moises Arias joined the cast.[13][14] The film commenced principal photography in May 2018[15] and has a release date of March 15, 2019.[16] A novel based upon the screenplay, written by Rachael Lippincott, was published by Simon & Schuster on November 20, 2018, [17] and became a New York Times Best Seller.[18]

In November 2017, Iaconis and Daughtry were included in The Young and Hungry List 2017 (a list of Hollywood's top 100 new writers).[19]

Personal life[edit]

Tobias was born on a U.S. Army Base in Landstuhl, Germany; he is a dual citizen of both the United States and Germany.[20]

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.


  1. ^ "Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia". 6 January 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2017 – via IMDb.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (16 December 2013). "The Black List Announces 2013 Screenplays (Complete List)". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  3. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (3 August 2015). "New Line Buys Fast-Tracked Thriller Pitch 'The Children'". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
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  7. ^ "'Mummy' Star Joins James Wan-produced 'The Children' - Bloody Disgusting". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
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  9. ^ "The Children Cry Out for THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA - Dread Central". Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  10. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray; Ramos, Dino-Ray (2019-02-06). "SXSW Film Festival Sets 'Pet Sematary' As Closing Night Film, Unveils Slate Of Midnighters, Shorts, And More". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  11. ^ Busch, Anita (26 January 2017). "CBS Films Buys Untitled Justin Baldoni Pitch In Vein Of 'The Fault In Our Stars'". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  12. ^ "'Riverdale' Star Cole Sprouse to Star in Romantic Drama 'Five Feet Apart' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  13. ^ Hipes, Patric (April 12, 2018). "Haley Lu Richardson To Star With Cole Sprouse In 'Five Feet Apart'". Deadline.
  14. ^ Vlessing, Etan (April 12, 2018). "Moises Arias Joins Cole Sprouse in Romantic Drama 'Five Feet Apart'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  15. ^ "Five Feet Apart - IMDb".
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (2018-05-31). "Film News Roundup: Haley Lu Richardson-Cole Sprouse's 'Five Feet Apart' Set for March Release". Variety. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  17. ^ Jackson, Frannie (June 14, 2018). "Exclusive Cover Reveal: Teens with Cystic Fibrosis Fall in Love in Rachael Lippincott's Five Feet Apart". Paste Magazine.
  18. ^ "Young Adult Hardcover Books - Best Sellers - December 9, 2018 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  19. ^ "THE YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST 2017 – THE TOP 100 WRITERS ON THE VERGE!". The Tracking Board. 2017-11-02. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  20. ^ "Tobias Iaconis". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-11-08.

External links[edit]

Tobias Iaconis on IMDb.