Werb's big break was writing the screenplay for the hit Jim Carrey comedy The Mask, but he is also proud of the direct-to-video sequel Darkman 3: Die, Darkman, Die! and his giant rats-attack-a-college campus epic Gnaw: Food Of The Gods, Part 2, as well as his 'Romancing the Stone'-with-teenagers epic called The Secret of the Ice Cave. Werb and Michael Colleary wrote and co-produced the Oscar-nominated thriller Face/Off starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Dubbed "the strangest story ever to get a green light at a Hollywood studio by the Wall Street Journal, Face/Off" won the best screenplay statuette at the 24th annual Saturn Awards.
Recent credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, and the WB series Tarzan. Their active projects include a film-adaptation of the best-selling arena-fighting video game Tekken, The Divide for John Woo, and Prophets of the Ghost Ants for A Band Apart. Werb is also writing the futuristic drama Tomorrow/Today.
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