THE GREEN MILE
FRANK DARABONT(writer-director-producer) returns to the director's chair for the first time
in five years following his triumphant big-screen debut on Castle Rock's 1994
drama, "The Shawshank Redemption," which collected seven Academy Award
nominations, including Best Picture.
Darabont himself received an Oscar
nomination for Best Screenplay Adaptation, a Writers Guild nomination and a
Directors Guild of America nomination for his work on the Stephen King drama. He
also won the Humanitas Prize, the PeENWest Award and the Scriptor Award from
University of Southern California for his screenplay.
Prior to "The Shawshank
Redemption," Darabont directed the USA Network cable movie "Buried
Alive," which starred Jennifer Jason Leigh and became one of the
network's highest-rated features. He also helmed the PBS short film "The
Woman in the Room," which he also adapted from a story by Stephen King.
Darabont established himself as a
writer after spending his early years in Hollywood as a production assistant and
set decorator. He first worked as a production aide on the 1981 fright film
"Hell Night," at which time he became associated with filmmaker Chuck
With Russell, Darabont co-wrote the
motion pictures "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors" and
the 1988 remake of the classic 1950s horror film "The Blob." His other
feature credits include "The Fly II," the sequel to David
Cronenberg's 1986 classic.
He also wrote seven episodes of the ABC
series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and two segments of
HBO's popular anthology series, "Tales from the Crypt," earning a
Writers Guild nomination for the the segment entitled "The
Ventriloquist's Dummy." Recently, Darabont wrote and executive-produced
the HBO telefilm "Black Cat Run," directed by D.J. Caruso.
He also helmed the independent short
film "The Woman in the Room," which he also adapted from a story by
Stephen King that eventually aired on PBS.
Darabont currently has several projects
in development at Castle Rock Entertainment that include "The Bijou,"
"Salton Sea" and an adaptation of the classic action-adventure tale,
"Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze," for actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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