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Biography #2 (for The Chronicles of Riddick)

As both writer and director, David Twohy has contributed much to the world of adventure, fantasy, horror and science fiction, consistently elevating the genre and leading him to be named one of Entertainment Weekly's 100 most creative people in Hollywood.

Twohy first came to attention with his screenplay for the Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones-starrer The Fugitive (story and co-screenplay), nominated in 1993 for Best Screenplay Previously Produced or Published. Other writing credits include the cult classic Warlock; Terminal Velocity, starring Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski, on 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 Impostor (co-screenplay), starring Gary Sinise and Madeleine Stowe.

Twohy made his directorial debut in 1994 with the Showtime Original Movie The Grand Tour, 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 a Golden Scroll from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. He was honored again in 1996 by the Academy with a Saturn Award for his feature directorial debut, The Arrival. Also written by Twohy, The Arrival starred Lindsay Crouse and Charlie Sheen and was released by Live Entertainment.

Twohy's next writing/directing venture was one of 2000's most unexpected films, Pitch Black. Released by Universal, this modestly budgeted movie shot in the Australian outback startled critics and audiences alike with its chilling twists and turns of story. This was also the film that would introduce an actor named Vin Diesel to the world.

In 2002, Dimension Films released Below. Directed by Twohy and co-written with Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream) and Lucas Sussman, Below follows a series of haunting and inexplicable occurrences on a World War II submarine. It stars Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Wiliams and Matthew Davis.

Twohy's current project is the long-awaited follow-up to Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick. The action takes place five years after the end of the original film and finds Riddick facing off against the Necromongers, conquering warriors intent on killing or converting all human life. His one-man rebellion eventually leads him to the Necromonger command ship, where he is pitted against the supreme Necro leader, the Lord Marshal, in an apocalyptic battle with possibly the fate of all beings-both living and dead-hanging in the balance.

Twohy attended California State University, Long Beach, graduating in 1979 with a major in radio / television / film and a minor in theatre arts.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "The Chronicles of Riddick" (17-Jun-2004)


Biography #3 (for Below)

Award-winning writer/director 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 Hollywood.

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.

Bio courtesy Dimension Films for "Below" (01-Jan-2000)


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