Bruce A. Evans
Evans and Gideon have been a screenwriting team since 1979's A Man, A Woman and a Bank. They went on to co-write the popular sci-fi romance Star Man, about an alien who takes the form of a young widow's husband, directed by John Carpenter and starring Jeff Bridges in the title role. This was followed by Stand By Me, their adaptation of Stephen King's novella The Body, which would become a classic coming-of-age story directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix and Kiefer Sutherland. The screenplay garnered Evans and Gideon an OscarÂ nomination, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay and a Writer's Guild Award nomination, among other accolades.
Next came the fantasy Made In Heaven, directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis; Kuffs, on which Evans made his directorial debut; and the pirate adventure Cutthroat Island directed by Rennie Harlin. The duo also served as production consultants on the box-office hit Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. Continuing in the comedy vein, Evans and Gideon adapted the French film Un Indien Dans La Ville into the hit Tim Allen comedy Jungle 2 Jungle.
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