David Twohy

Screenwriter-director David Twohy contributed or oversaw a string of gritty and popular science fiction and action films in the late '90s and early 2000s, including "The Fugitive" (1993), "Pitch Black" (2000) and its ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Riddick 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Perfect Getaway 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Below 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

(IMPOSTOR) (Screenplay)

Pitch Black 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

G.I. Jane 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Arrival 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Waterworld 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Last Gasp 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Terminal Velocity 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Critters 2: The Main Course 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (7)

Riddick 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

A Perfect Getaway 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Below 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Pitch Black 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The Arrival 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Disaster in Time (TV Show)

Director
Actor (2)

The Chronicles of Riddick: The Lowdown 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Below 2002 (Movie)

British Captain (Actor)
Producer (1)

Terminal Velocity 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Screenwriter-director David Twohy contributed or oversaw a string of gritty and popular science fiction and action films in the late '90s and early 2000s, including "The Fugitive" (1993), "Pitch Black" (2000) and its two film sequels, "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and "Riddick" (2013). He began his career in low-budget film, writing the cult favorite "Warlock" (1989) before making his debut as director on the well regarded but largely unseen "Timescape" (1992). After co-authoring the script to the box office hit "The Fugitive," Twohy moved between writing and directorial duties, scoring a hit with "G.I. Jane" (1997) but brickbats for "Terminal Velocity" (1994) and "Waterworld" (1995). In 2000, he wrote "Pitch Black," a tough, suspenseful sci-fi/action hybrid starring actor Vin Diesel as an intergalactic antihero. Its success in the home video market spawned an epic-sized sequel, "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004), which also found its audience on DVD. Twohy and Diesel spent the next eight years crafting a third film, "Riddick" (2013), which became a sizable hit and underscored Twohy's knack for engineering crowd-pleasing, high-grossing genre films.

EDUCATION

California State University, Long Beach

Milestones

2013

Directed "Riddick"

2009

Wrote and directed "The Getaway"

2004

Directed "The Chronicles of Riddick"

2000

Wrote "Pitch Black"

1996

Second directorial effort with "The Arrival"

1994

Co-writer on infamous "Waterworld" flop

1993

Co-authored screenplay for "The Fugitive"

1992

Directorial debut with "Timescape"

1988

Wrote "Critters 2" and "Warlock" shortly after graduation from Cal State Long Beach

Bonus Trivia

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Penned the second of numerous scripts for "Alien 3," but his story was ultimately rejected.

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Initially considered to direct "AVP: Alien vs. Predator," but was forced to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.

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Made a cameo appearance as a British ship captain in "Below."

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