John August

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
A prolific feature writer who expanded his talents into directing, television and even mobile web applications, John August made an auspicious debut with the frenetic ensemble drama, "Go" (1999), which contained ... Read more »
Born: 08/04/1970 in Boulder, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Dark Shadows 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

Frankenweenie 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Nines 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Corpse Bride 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Jurassic Park III 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Titan A.E. 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Go 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Now and Then 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monsterpocalypse (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Preacher (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (3)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

D.C. 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Go 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Music (3)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

("Wonka's Welcome Song") (Lyrics)

Corpse Bride 2005 (Movie)

("According To Plan") (Lyrics)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

("Twice The Love") (Song)
Director (1)

The Nines 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A prolific feature writer who expanded his talents into directing, television and even mobile web applications, John August made an auspicious debut with the frenetic ensemble drama, "Go" (1999), which contained fast-paced dialogue and labyrinth subplots that drew comparisons to Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Almost right away, August became one of Hollywood's go-to screenwriters as he penned the scripts for McG's "Charlie's Angels" (2000) and the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003), while doing untold amounts of uncredited script doctor work on some of the studio's biggest movies. In 2003, he began a long and fruitful working relationship with director Tim Burton, which resulted in "Big Fish" (2003), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) and "Corpse Bride" (2005). After making his directing debut with the indie thriller "The Nines" (2007), August reunited with Burton on "Dark Shadows" (2012) and "Frankenweenie" (2012), while continually churning out drafts for soon-to-be released blockbusters that made him one of the most prolific screenwriters working in the business.

EDUCATION

Drake University

Des Moines , Iowa

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
attended the university's Peter Stark program

Milestones

2016

August signed a three-book deal with Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. The first book in the proposed series, "Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire," scheduled to be published in 2018.

2012

Wrote screenplay for animated feature "Frankenweenie," based on director Burton’s characters and story

2012

Re-teamed with director Burton and star Depp as co-writer of "Dark Shadows," based on the gothic soap opera

2010

Executive produced "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"

2007

Directorial debut, an independently-produced drama, "The Nines"; also wrote the screenplay; debuted at Sundance

2005

Adapted Roald Dahl's classic tale for the big screen "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," directed by Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka

2005

Co-penned Burton's stop-motion animated feature "Corpse Bride"

2003

Penned the screenplay for "Big Fish," a classic tale directed by Tim Burton and starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney

2003

Reteamed with McG to write the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

2000

Penned the screenplay for "Charlie's Angels," a big screen adaptation of the popular 1970s TV show directed by McG

1999

Made feature debut as writer, co-producer, and second unit director of Doug Liman's well-received, fast-paced ensemble "Go"

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