Stephen Sommers

Director, Screenwriter, Street performer
Young American filmmaker came straight out of film school to direct his first feature, the low-budgeted actioner, "Catch Me if You Can" (1989). On the basis of that film and his script for "The Adventures of Huck Finn" ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1962 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Writer (14)

Odd Thomas 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior 2007 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

from screen story (From Story)

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deep Rising 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tom and Huck 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gunmen 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Catch Me If You Can 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Odd Thomas 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Oliver Twist 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Tom and Huck 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (9)

Odd Thomas 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Deep Rising 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Catch Me If You Can 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

Van Helsing: The Man and the Monsters 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodsucking Cinema (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Young American filmmaker came straight out of film school to direct his first feature, the low-budgeted actioner, "Catch Me if You Can" (1989). On the basis of that film and his script for "The Adventures of Huck Finn", Disney offered Sommers a "director's test", a two-scene $20,000 short with one day's filming. Impressed with the results, Disney allowed Sommers to direct his script for "Huck Finn" (1993) and offered him a two year production deal. He scripted the less successful western yarn "Gunmen" (1994), then attained solid critical and commercial success with his direction and co-scripting for the remake of "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book" (1994) loosely based on the classic tale of a young boy raised in the wild.

Relationships

Jana Hydusik

Wife
Married on July 24, 1993

Ashley Sommers Actor

Daughter
Born in 1999 mother, Jana Hydusik

Samantha June Sommers Actor

Daughter
Born in 1996 mother, Jana Hydusik

EDUCATION

St. John’s University

Collegeville , Minnesota 1980
Took a semester off to study Spanish at the University of Seville in Spain

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1989
Enrolled in USC's School of Film and Television

Milestones

2009

Wrote, directed and produced the live-action adaptation of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

2004

Directed Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale in the thriller, "Van Helsing"

2002

Co-wrote and produced "The Scorpion King," a prequel of "The Mummy Returns"

2001

Helmed the sequel, "The Mummy Returns"

1999

Wrote, directed and produced the big-budget remake of "The Mummy"

1998

Directed and wrote the sci-fi thriller, "Deep Rising"

1994

Penned the script to "Gunmen," a western starring Mario Van Peebles and Christopher Lambert

1994

Helmed the live-action Disney film, "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book"

1993

Wrote and directed an adaptation of Mark Twain's classic "The Adventures of Huck Finn"

1989

Wrote and directed the award-winning student film "Perfect Alibi" at USC

1989

Feature writing and directing debut, "Catch Me If You Can"; sold at the Cannes Film Festival and later debuted on video

Managed rock bands throughout Europe

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