William Monahan won early notice for his short fiction and literary essays before publishing the satirical novel Light House in 2000. A year later, he sold the original screenplay Tripoli to Twentieth Century Fox. This led to a commission from Ridley Scott to write an original film set during the period of the Crusades, which became Kingdom of Heaven. Monahan has also written The Departed, his reinvention of the Hong Kong hit Internal Affairs, to be directed by Martin Scorsese; a Jurassic Park sequel; and the epic war film Mazare-Sharif. Future projects include a drama based on Louis Begley's novel Wartime Lies; The Child in Time for Jeremy Irons, and the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian for Ridley Scott.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
William Monahan Facts
|Awards||2007 Academy Awards: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (for The Departed)|