DAVID TWOHY's singular vision
has had a strong impact on the world of adventure, fantasy, horror and science fiction cinema,
creating the hallucinatory characters and worlds that have consistently redefined the genre, leading to
his being named by Entertainment Weekly as one of "the 100 most creative people in
In 2000, USA Films released Twohy's "Pitch Black." A
frank but terrifying exploration of darkness, "Pitch Black," co-written by Twohy, was a
box-office sleeper hit, and launched the career of rising actor Vin Diesel. He is currently at work on
the film's much-anticipated sequel, "The Chronicles of Riddick."
Among Twohy's notable writing credits is the Harrison Ford and
Tommy Lee Jones starrer "The Fugitive" (story and co-screenplay), for which he
garnered a WGA nomination for Best Screenplay Previously Produced or Published. Additional
writing credits include the pioneering cult classic "Warlock," "Terminal
Velocity," starring Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski, for which Twohy also served as executive producer,
"Waterworld" (co-writer), starring Kevin Costner, Ridley Scott's "G.I. Jane"
(co-screenplay), starring Demi Moore and Dimension Films' "Impostor" (co-screenplay), starring Gary
Sinise and Madeleine Stowe.
Twohy marked his directorial debut with the Showtime Original
Movie "The Grand Tour: Disasters in Time," which he adapted for the screen from
Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore's haunting novella "Vintage Season." Starring Jeff
Daniels, "The Grand Tour" received the Grand Prix at the Festival Du Film Fantastique and the Golden Scroll
from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. He was honored again in 1996 by the
Academy with the Saturn Award for his feature directorial debut, the box-office hit
"The Arrival." Also written by Twohy, "The Arrival" starred Lindsay Crouse and Charlie Sheen
and was released by Live Entertainment.
Twohy attended California State University, Long Beach,
graduating in 1979 with a major in radio/television/film and a minor in theatre arts.
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