As both a writer and a director, DAVID TWOHY
(Written and Directed by)
has contributed much to the
world of adventure, science
fiction and fantasy, helping
elevate genre films to such
a degree that Entertainment
Weekly named him "one of
the 100 most creative people
Twohy first gained
attention with The Fugitive (story by and screenplay by),
which starred Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. He
was nominated for the WGA Award in 1993 for Best
Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced
or Published. Twohy's writing credits include the cult
classic Warlock; Terminal Velocity, which starred
Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski, for which Twohy
also served as executive producer; Waterworld (written
by), which starred Kevin Costner; Ridley Scott's G.I.
Jane (screenplay by), which starred Demi Moore; and
Impostor (screenplay by), which starred Gary Sinise
and Madeleine Stowe.
Twohy made his directorial debut in 1992 with the
Showtime original movie Timescape, that starred Jeff
Daniels, which Twohy adapted for the screen from
Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore's haunting novella
"Vintage Season." Timescape received the Golden
Raven Award from the Brussels International Fantastic
Film Festival and a Saturn Award nomination for Best
Science Fiction Film. He was honored again in 1996
with a Saturn Award for his feature-film directorial
debut The Arrival, which he wrote and directed.
In 2000, Twohy's next writing/directing venture
was one of the most unexpected films, Pitch Black.
Released by Universal Pictures, this modestly budgeted
movie, shot in the Australian outback, startled critics
and audiences alike with its chilling mood and deep
characters. It was also the film that helped usher actor
Vin Diesel into stardom.
In 2002, Dimension Films released Twohy's
Below, which was co-written with Darren Aronofsky
(Pi, Requiem for a Dream) and Lucas Sussman. The
film followed a series of haunting and inexplicable
occurrences on a World War II submarine and starred
Bruce Greenwood and Olivia Williams.
In 2004, Twohy wrote and directed the follow-up
to Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick. In addition
to Diesel, Twohy's cast boasted the likes of Dame Judi
Dench, Thandie Newton, Colm Feore and Karl Urban.
Released in August 2009, Twohy's twisted thriller
A Perfect Getaway was based on his original script.
It was financed by Relativity Media and marketed by
Universal Pictures. The film starred Milla Jovovich,
Timothy Olyphant, Steve Zahn and Kiele Sanchez.
Twohy attended California State University, Long
Beach, receiving his BA in Film and Electronic Arts,
with a minor in Theater Arts.
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