An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend… and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer directs the 3D epic action adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer,” starring Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”) in the title role. The film also stars Eleanor Tomlinson as Princess Isabelle; Stanley Tucci (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as the deceitful Lord Roderick; Ian McShane (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” HBO’s “Deadwood”) as the besieged King Brahmwell; Bill Nighy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) as the giants’ leader, General Fallon; and Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars,” “The Ghost Writer”) as palace guard Elmont.
Singer directs from a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney, story by Darren Lemke & David Dobkin. The film is produced by Neal Moritz, David Dobkin, Bryan Singer, Patrick McCormick and Ori Marmur, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brenner, Michael Disco and John Rickard serving as executive producers.
The creative filmmaking team includes Singer’s longtime collaborators, director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel (“X-Men,” “Superman Returns”) and editor John Ottman (“X2,” “Superman Returns”). The production designer is Gavin Bocquet (“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”).
A New Line Cinema presentation, in association with Legendary Pictures, “Jack the Giant Slayer” opens March 1, 2013 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
NICHOLAS HOULTNICHOLAS HOULT (Jack) was named one of Variety’s "10 Actors to Watch" in 2010. He recently wrapped production for George Miller’s "Fury Road," in the role of Nux, alongside Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in the fourth instalment of the popular "Mad Max" film franchise.
Hoult will next reprise his role as Hank McCoy, otherwise known as Beast, in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," in which the X-Men travel in time to change a major historical event that could globally impact man- and mutant-kind. The film will release on July 18, 2014.
His most recent screen appearance was as the character R in "Warm Bodies." Directed by Jonathan Levine, the February 2013 release stars Dave Franco, Teresa Palmer and Analeigh Tipton.
In 2011, Hoult was seen in Matthew Vaughn’s "X-Men: First Class," with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt. He played the young Hank McCoy in this film, which took viewers back to when Professor X and Magneto discovered their powers for the first time. In 2010, he appeared in the action adventure "Clash of the Titans," starring Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson and, in 2009, in Tom Ford’s directorial debut, "A Single Man," opposite Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.
Hoult made his West End debut in the 2009 stage production of "New Boy," to outstanding reviews and sold-out performances. Adapted and directed by Russell Labey, "New Boy" tells the story of a schoolboy crush and its devastating consequences. He appeared alongside Mel Giedroyc and Ciara Jason in this adaptation of the novel.
In 2007, Hoult starred as the lead in Julie Anne Robinson’s television movie "Coming Down the Mountain," an original drama by novelist Mark Haddon about two teenage brothers, one of whom has Downs Syndrome.
His earlier film credits include "Kidulthood," directed by Menhaj Huda; Richard E. Grant’s "Wah-Wah," opposite Gabriel Byrne and Emily Watson, which is set at the end of the 1960s as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain; and Gore Verbinski’s "The Weather Man," opposite Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine and Hope Davis.
Hoult is best known for his work on the hugely successful TV series "Skins" in the UK. He landed his breakout role in 2002 when he was only 11 years old, opposite Hugh Grant in the film "About a Boy," as a young boy who will do whatever he can to make his chronically depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief.
ELEANOR TOMLINSONELEANOR TOMLINSON (Isabelle) made her professional acting debut at the age of 12, playing Little Daphne in the Yorkshire TV adaptation of "Falling," which starred Michael Kitchen and Penelope Wilton. On her 13th birthday she was in Prague filming the role of Young Sophie Von Teschen in "The Illusionist," with Aaron Johnson, Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. She then went on to play Agnes Muller alongside David Tennant, Andy Serkis and Jim Broadbent in the acclaimed BBC drama "Einstein and Eddington," before landing the role of Jas in the teenage coming-of-age movie "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging," directed by Gurinder Chadha.
Tomlinson subsequently appeared as Fiona Chattaway in Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland," starring an ensemble cast, and as Eve in the "Dr. Who" spin-off, "The Sarah Jane Adventures." Leading roles in two thriller/horror movies followed, TV’s "The Village" and the feature "Styria." She also appeared in the television movie "The Lost Future," alongside Sean Bean and Sam Claflin.
She will soon be seen in the feature drama "Siberian Education," alongside John Malkovich and Peter Stormare, set for a February 2013 release, and recently wrapped the BBC drama "The White Queen," to air in the U.S. on Starz.
In 2009, Tomlinson had the great honor of becoming teenage ambassador for World Vision and made a life-changing trip to Jaipur, India, to help highlight the problems experienced by teenage girls being forced into the sex trade. She is also patron of the local charity Wheelchairs for Kids in her home town of East Yorkshire, England.
EWAN McGREGOREWAN McGREGOR (Elmont) can currently be seen starring opposite Naomi Watts in director Juan Antonio Bayona’s "The Impossible," a drama based on a true story of one family’s terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami. McGregor brings to life the emotional journey of a husband and father vacationing with his family in Thailand when one of the most devastating catastrophes of our time took thousands of lives.
He will next be seen starring in John Wells’ film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play "August: Osage County," opposite Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. He soon begins production on Julius Avery’s film "Son of a Gun" in Australia.
The actor most recently starred in the slice-of-life film "Beginners," opposite Christopher Plummer, based on director Mike Mills’ personal story. The film won Best Ensemble Cast and Best Feature at the 2011 Gotham Film Awards, received the Best Feature nomination at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, and attention from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. McGregor also garnered acclaim for his recent performance in Lasse Hallström’s moving film "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," alongside Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and brought McGregor a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination.
From his breakthrough role as the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Danny Boyle’s "Trainspotting," for which he earned a BAFTA Scotland Award nomination, to the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" film franchise, to starring as Christian, opposite Nicole Kidman, in the Oscar®- and BAFTA Award-winning musical "Moulin Rouge!" that brought him Best Actor honors from the London Film Critics Circle, McGregor’s career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances.
His diverse film credits include Steven Soderbergh’s "Haywire"; Roman Polanski’s "The Ghost Writer," opposite Pierce Brosnan; "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere; Ron Howard’s "Angels and Demons," with Tom Hanks; the comedy "I Love You Phillip Morris," opposite Jim Carrey; "Deception," also starring Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman; the drama romance "Incendiary"; Woody Allen’s "Cassandra’s Dream"; the biographical drama "Miss Potter"; "Scenes of a Sexual Nature," directed by Edward Blum; Marc Forster’s supernatural thriller "Stay," alongside Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling; Michael Bay’s "The Island," with Scarlett Johanssen, Djimon Hounsou and Steve Buscemi; "Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace," Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones" and "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith"; the animated films "Robots," directed by Chris Wedge, and "Valiant," directed by Gary Chapman; Tim Burton’s "Big Fish," alongside Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Alison Lohman, Jessica Lange and Danny DeVito; "Young Adam," with Peter Mullan and Tilda Swinton, for which he received a London Film Critics Circle Awards nomination and another BAFTA Scotland Award nomination; "Down With Love," opposite Renee Zellweger; Ridley Scott’s historical drama "Black Hawk Down"; "Rogue Trader"; the Golden Globe-winning "Little Voice," alongside Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine; and the glam rock "Velvet Goldmine."
McGregor received critical acclaim for his role in Danny Boyle’s "A Life Less Ordinary," for which he won the Best British Actor Award for the third time running at the 1997 Empire Movie Awards, the others being for "Moulin Rouge!," "Trainspotting" and another Boyle collaboration, "Shallow Grave." His performance in the BAFTA Award-winning "Shallow Grave" also earned him the Hitchcock D’Argent Best Actor Award. In television, he was lauded by critics and received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in the NBC series "ER," in the episode titled "The Long Way Around."
McGregor is a devoted and influential philanthropist and serves as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. Additionally, he is the new face of the global British luxury lifestyle brand, Belstaff.
McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland.
STANLEY TUCCISTANLEY TUCCI (Roderick) has appeared in over 50 films, including "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Terminal" and "Road to Perdition," as well as countless television shows. He has also appeared in over a dozen plays, on- and off-Broadway.
He earned an Academy Award® nomination, along with Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild ® (SAG) and Broadcast Film Critics nominations, for his performance in 2009’s "The Lovely Bones." The year prior, he starred in Nora Ephron’s "Julie & Julia," opposite Meryl Streep.
Tucci most recently starred as Caesar Flickerman in the blockbuster "The Hunger Games," and just wrapped the sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." He also finished filming the fantasy adventure "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the sequel to the worldwide hit "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief," set for a summer 2013 release.
In 2008, Tucci partnered with his friend of more than 20 years, Steve Buscemi, and Wren Arthur, to form Olive Productions, a New York-based film and television company, with a portion of its projects earmarked for Tucci and Buscemi to direct. Olive has film projects in development at HBO, SONY and Fox Searchlight and is developing a TV show at AMC.
In 2009, Tucci made his Broadway directorial debut with a revival of Ken Ludwig’s "Lend Me a Tenor," starring Tony Shalhoub. The production received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play.
Tucci received critical acclaim for his work in the 2002 drama "Road to Perdition," directed by Sam Mendes and co-starring Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Paul Newman. In 2001 he earned an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award for his brilliant portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann, alongside Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth, in the highly acclaimed HBO drama "Conspiracy," a dramatic recreation of the Nazi Warnnasee Conference. Previously, he won both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Walter Winchell, a founder of American gossip, in another HBO original film, "Winchell," directed by Paul Mazursky.
In addition to being an accomplished and gifted actor, he is also a writer, director and producer. At the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Tucci premiered the film "Blind Date." Another directorial effort, in which Tucci also starred, alongside Ian Holm, was "Joe Gould’s Secret."
"Big Night," his first effort as co-director, co-screenwriter and actor on the same film, earned him numerous accolades, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, a recognition of Excellence by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, The Critics Prize at the 1996 Deauville Film Festival and honors from the New York Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. Tucci’s second project, "The Imposters," a film he wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in, was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and subsequently acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The 1930’s farce also starred Oliver Platt, Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor and Hope Davis.
Tucci’s additional film credits as an actor include "Margin Call," "Captain America," "Easy A," "Burlesque," "Swing Vote," "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," "Robots," "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," Barry Sonnenfeld’s "Big Trouble," Edward Burns’ "Sidewalks of New York," "America’s Sweethearts," "Shall We Dance," "Spin," "The Tale of Despereaux," "Deconstructing Harry," "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "The Alarmist," "A Life Less Ordinary," "The Daytrippers," "Kiss of Death," "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle," "It Could Happen to You," "The Pelican Brief," "Prelude to a Kiss," "Billy Bathgate," "In the Soup" and "Slaves of New York."
In 2008, he earned an Emmy Award nomination for his guest role as Dr. Moretti on "ER" and, in 2007, his performance on "Monk" received critical attention as well as an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. His work on television includes an appearance as a re-occurring guest star on TNT’s "Bull," as well as "Equal Justice," "Wiseguy," "The Equalizer," "Thirtysomething" and "The Street." His performance as Richard Cross in the Steven Bochco drama "Murder One" earned him his first Emmy Nomination in 1996.
No stranger to the theater, Tucci has appeared in numerous plays, including "Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune," "Execution of Hope," "The Iceman Cometh," "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "The Misanthrope." He has also performed in a number of off-Broadway productions, at Yale Repertory Theater and SUNY Purchase, where he first studied acting.
Tucci released his cookbook, The Tucci Cookbook, in October of 2012, and it reached The York Times Best Sellers List.
He serves on the Board of Directors of The Food Bank for New York City, and has served as a Creative Advisor at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs.
IAN McSHANEIAN McSHANE (King Brahmwell) has captured the public’s attention and earned plaudits from critics and the press by playing bad guys, scoundrels and thieves. He was named TV’s Sexiest Villain by People magazine, and was one of GQ’s Men of The Year for his portrayal of Al Swearengen in "Deadwood." Classically trained, with a voice like none other, he has a range for rogues and other multi-faceted characters on television, the silver screen, as a voiceover artist, and on the boards.
This spring, he will leave his dark side behind to play Nick Frost’s salsa dance instructor in the independent feature "Cuban Fury," a heartfelt comedy from director James Griffiths.
McShane recently played the lead dwarf, Beith, opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron in "Snow White and the Huntsman," the dark fantasy from director Rupert Sanders. He also starred in the billion-dollar blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" as the fearsome pirate Blackbeard, opposite Johnny Depp.
Highlights of McShane’s previous film roles include the darkly perverse "44 Inch Chest," in which he starred as well as executive produced, and Woody Allen’s "Scoop." He was singled out for his portrayal of the twisted and handsome Teddy Bass in the cult indie hit "Sexy Beast." McShane’s earlier, break-out parts were in the 1973 cult favorite "The Last of Sheila," "Villain," "Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You," and "If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium."
In addition to his screen work, he has made his mark as a voiceover artist, narrating "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" and bringing life to the eccentric magician Mr. Bobinsky in "Coraline," as well as the sinister Tai Lung in "Kung Fu Panda." He also lent his rich, resonant voice to "The Golden Compass" and to the devilish Captain Hook in "Shrek The Third."
McShane has enjoyed a long and diverse career on both British and American television. Most recently, he was the very bad Santa/serial killer in the award-winning drama "American Horror Story," for F/X. He starred in 2010’s Emmy Award-nominated "The Pillars of the Earth," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini Series, and in NBC’s "Kings." Most notably, in 2004, McShane exploded onto the small screen as Al Swearengen on HBO’s "Deadwood," for which he earned a Best Actor in a Television Drama Golden Globe Award, as well as 2005 Emmy and Screen Actors Guild (SAG)® nominations.
Earlier in his television career, he formed McShane Productions, and produced the lauded "Lovejoy" for the BBC and A&E, in which he starred in the title role of the lovable rogue antiques dealer, and directed several episodes. Fans of this beloved series, which first aired in 1986, successfully demanded that it be brought back, and the series aired again from 1991-1994. McShane also had strong and memorable appearances in the U.S. on "Dallas," and in the saga "War and Remembrance." He played Sejanus in the miniseries "A.D.," the eponymous "Disraeli," produced by Masterpiece Theater, and Judas in NBC’s "Jesus of Nazareth." He was also featured in the U.S. landmark miniseries "Roots," and brought pathos to the disabled Ken Harrison in "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" McShane was the smoldering Heathcliff in "Wuthering Heights," and also appeared in Harold Pinter’s Emmy-winning "The Caretaker."
McShane is an accomplished and award-winning stage actor. In 2008, he celebrated two anniversaries: the 40th Anniversary revival of Harold Pinter’s "The Homecoming" on Broadway and the 40th Anniversary of his own Broadway debut. He made his musical debut in the West End production of "The Witches of Eastwick," as the devilish Darryl Van Horne. In Los Angeles, he starred in a trio of productions at The Matrix Theatre, including the world premiere of Larry Atlas’ "Yield of the Long Bond," for which he received the 1984 Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award," as well as "Inadmissible Evidence" and "Betrayal." His other stage work has included roles in the original cast of Joe Orton’s "Loot," "The Admirable Chrichton" at the Chichester Festival, "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Big Knife." McShane’s West End debut in 1967 was co-starring with Dame Judi Dench and Ian McKellen in "The Promise," which they brought to Broadway the following year.
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, McShane originally planned to follow in the footsteps of his father, Manchester United soccer player Harry McShane, until a high school teacher encouraged him to be an actor. He landed a spot at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where, just before graduation, he got his first break, the lead role in "The Wild and the Willing" in 1962.
BILL NIGHYBILL NIGHY (General Fallon) is an award-winning actor of the stage and screen. His most recent film work includes the blockbuster "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1," as well as 2012’s "Total Recall," the action adventure "Wrath of the Titans" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," which earned BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominations. He also starred in the title role of the PBS television production of "Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene."
Among his upcoming feature projects is director Richard Curtis’ comedy drama "About Time," and Stuart Beattie’s thriller "I, Frankenstein," both set for release in 2013.
Nighy won a BAFTA Award, a London Film Critics Circle Award, and an Evening Standard British Film Award for his performance as an aging rock star in Richard Curtis’s 2003 ensemble comedy hit "Love Actually." He also won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for his collective work in that film, as well as "AKA," "I Capture the Castle" and "Lawless Heart."
His long list of film credits also includes "Wild Target," with Rupert Grint and Emily Blunt; "Pirate Radio," which reunited him with Richard Curtis; Bryan Singer’s "Valkyrie," with Tom Cruise; Richard Eyre’s "Notes on a Scandal," for which he earned a London Film Critics Circle Award nomination; "Underworld" and "Underworld: Evolution"; Fernando Meirelles’ "The Constant Gardener," garnering a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination; "Lawless Heart," which brought him a BIFA nomination; and "Still Crazy," for which he won an Evening Standard British Film Award. He is also unrecognizable as the tentacled pirate captain Davy Jones in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End," and lent his voice to several animated features, including "Flushed Away."
Also well known for his work on the small screen, Nighy recently earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the BBC television movie "Page Eight," directed by David Hare and produced by "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman. Nighy has worked several times with director David Yates, including the acclaimed BBC project "State of Play," for which he won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. Yates also directed him in the BBC telefilm "The Young Visiters," and HBO’s "The Girl in the Café," which brought him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. He later won a Golden Globe in the same category for his performance in the 2005 telefilm "Gideon’s Daughter." His television work also includes dozens of series guest roles and longform projects, including the one for which he first gained attention, 1991’s "The Men’s Room."
Born in England, Nighy began his career on the British stage and has since earned acclaim for his work in numerous plays, including David Hare’s "The Vertical Hour," "Pravda" and "A Map of the World." He has also performed in plays by other leading dramatists, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, Anton Chekhov and Peter Gill. He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Joe Penhall’s "Blue/Orange." On Broadway, he starred in the 2006 premiere of David Hare’s "The Vertical Hour," directed by Sam Mendes.
BRYAN SINGERBRYAN SINGER (Director/Producer) has consistently entertained audiences with his bold visual style and richly drawn characters since his debut feature film, the 1993 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize winner "Public Access."
Singer first gained widespread attention in 1995 with the mystery/thriller "The Usual Suspects," starring Chazz Palminteri, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollack and Kevin Spacey. The film won two Academy Awards®: Spacey for Best Supporting Actor and Christopher McQuarrie for Best Original Screenplay. His next feature was the critically acclaimed "Apt Pupil," which was adapted from a Stephen King novella and starred Sir Ian McKellen.
Singer followed with two wildly successful films—the summer 2000 blockbuster "X-Men" and its even more successful 2003 sequel "X2: X-Men United." He helmed these adaptations with a keen awareness of the 40-year-old comic franchise's legion of admirers. Comic fans and new audiences overwhelmingly embraced Singer’s vision, which seamlessly fused the science fiction and action/adventure genres with an all-star cast led by Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellan, and Halle Berry.
He was next tapped to helm "Superman Returns." The first blockbuster shot on the Panavision Genesis digital camera, it excited fans and critics alike while drawing audiences worldwide to traditional and Imax 3-D formats. It was also the first live action film to utilize the post-conversion 3D process with great success.
Singer returned to the X-Men universe as producer on the 2011 international hit "X-Men: First Class," a prequel based on his original story. Currently, he is in production on the latest film in that epic franchise, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which he will direct and produce through his Bad Hat Harry Productions banner, and which reunites members of the starring cast from "X-Men: First Class" as well as from the previous films.
Most recently, Singer directed and produced the World War 2 drama "Valkyrie," starring Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, and Bill Nighy. Well received critically, the film has grossed nearly $200 million worldwide, giving the rebooted United Artists its first bona fide commercial hit. He also serves as producer on the upcoming indie thriller "uwantmetokillhim?," directed by Andrew Douglas and based on a true story of a teenager’s descent into the dangerous world of the internet; and the YouTube sci-fi web series "H+," which received nominations from both the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Streamy Awards, that honor the best in web television.
For television, Singer directed the pilot and was executive producer on the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning Fox series "House," starring Hugh Laurie, which ranked consistently among the top ten shows on television. He was also executive producer on the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-nominated ABC series "Dirty Sexy Money," starring Donald Sutherland, and on the HBO documentary "Vito," about author and 1980s AIDS activist Vito Russo.
Singer has directed and/or produced a myriad of other projects through his Bad Hat Harry Productions, a motion picture and television production company he formed in 1994. A few of his producing endeavors include the feature length documentary "Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman," the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "The Triangle," and the genre film festival favorite "Trick 'r Treat."
Singer’s projects have grossed more than two billion dollars worldwide.
NEAL H. MORITZNEAL H. MORITZ (Producer) is one of the most prolific producers working in Hollywood today, with a wide range of film and television projects to his credit. The founder of Original Film, a feature film and television production company, he most recently produced the hit comedy "21 Jump Street," starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, "Total Recall," starring Colin Farrell, and "The Change Up," starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.
Moritz is currently managing a full slate of projects in development. Among his most immediately upcoming producing credits will be the crime drama "Dead Man Down," starring Colin Farrell," "The Fast and the Furious 6," with Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, and the action comedy "R.I.P.D.," with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges.
Based in Brentwood, California, Moritz saw his first producer’s credit on a major feature film with 1992’s "Juice," starring Omar Epps and the late Tupac Shakur. After he established Original Film in 1997, the company’s first self-financed feature was the hit "Cruel Intentions," starring Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
With more than 50 movies to his credit, Moritz’s successes include "Fast Five," "Battle Los Angeles," "The Green Hornet," "The Bounty Hunter," "Fast and Furious," "XXX," "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Sweet Home Alabama" and "S.W.A.T." Comfortable in any genre, Moritz also produced "I Am Legend," starring Will Smith; "Evan Almighty," starring Steve Carell; "Made of Honor," starring Patrick Dempsey; the horror remake "Prom Night"; and the thriller "Vantage Point."
Other films Moritz has produced include the Denzel Washington thriller "Out of Time," "Saving Silverman," "Torque," "Blue Streak" and "Volcano." He has also made a number of teen films, including the college comedy "Slackers," "The Skulls," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Urban Legend," "The Glass House" and "Not Another Teen Movie," a spoof of the very teen film genre he helped to create.
For television, he was an executive producer on the acclaimed drama series "Prison Break" and "Tru Calling," as well as the Golden Globe-nominated Showtime series "The Big C," starring Laura Linney, due to air its fourth season.
A Los Angeles native and graduate of UCLA with a degree in economics, Moritz went on to get a graduate degree from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California.
DAVID DOBKINDAVID DOBKIN (Producer/Story) most recently produced and directed the comedy feature "The Change Up," starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.
Among his upcoming projects, he is executive producing the action comedy "R.I.P.D," starring Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon and Jeff Bridges and set for a 2013 release. He is also producing the comedy "Vacation," with Ed Helms announced to star, and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," both in pre-production, and is next set to direct Robert Downey Jr. in "The Judge."
Dobkin made his feature directing debut with the 1998 dark comedy "Clay Pigeons," starring Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix. He then proved his ability to combine action and comedy in the hit "Shanghai Knights," with Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan, before bringing together Vaughn and Wilson in the 2005 summer blockbuster "Wedding Crashers," which he directed. He then directed and produced the 2007 Christmas comedy "Fred Claus," marking his third collaboration with Vaughn.
In addition to his feature film success, Dobkin is an award-winning commercial and music video director. He earned the Bronze Lion Award at the Cannes Film Festival for directing a Sony PlayStation spot, and his commercial for the Utah Symphony was named Spot of the Month by Adweek magazine and featured in Communication Arts as one of the year’s best. His other commercial directing work includes ads for such clients as Heineken, which earned him honors from SHOOT! Magazine, as well as ESPN, Carl’s Jr., Coke, Honda and Coors Light.
Dobkin has directed music videos for such recording artists as Tupac Shakur, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, Extreme, Robin Zander, John Lee Hooker, Sonic Youth, and Blues Traveler, among others. His work on Coolio’s "1, 2, 3, 4" earned an MTV Music Video Award.
A native of Washington, DC, Dobkin graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1991 with a BFA degree in Film & Television. He had begun his career six years earlier as an assistant to the production manager on John Schlesinger’s "The Believers" and, pursuing his film studies at NYU, he worked for Warner Bros. in development. His NYU thesis film, "57th Street Serenade," won several national and international awards, including a 1992 CINE Golden Eagle and a Gold Award at the Edinburgh Festival. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a director.
PATRICK McCORMICKPATRICK McCORMICK (Producer) most recently served as executive producer on "The Rum Diary," starring Johnny Depp.
Prior to that he was an executive producer on director Mike Newell’s worldwide hit "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." The film marked his second collaboration with Newell, following their work together on "Donnie Brasco," starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.
Previously, McCormick was also executive producer on director Tim Burton’s "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," starring Depp, Helen Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen, as well as Burton’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," also starring Depp.
His recent producing credits include "Peter Pan," directed by P.J. Hogan and starring Jason Isaacs, Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Lynn Redgrave; "Angie," starring Geena Davis and James Gandolfini; and "A Shock to the System," starring Michael Caine.
His many other credits as an executive producer include three films directed by Barry Levinson: "Bandits," the comic caper starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett; "An Everlasting Piece," a comedy set in 1980s Belfast, starring Barry McEvoy, Brian F. O’Byrne, Anna Friel and Billy Connolly; and "Liberty Heights," the fourth in the director’s Baltimore series, starring Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth and Joe Mantegna. He also executive produced "Stepmom," directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris and "The Juror," starring Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin and James Gandolfini; and served as co-producer on "Boys on the Side," starring Drew Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Matthew McConaughey.
ORI MARMURORI MARMUR (Producer) is a producer for Original Film, a feature film and television production company with a first-look deal at Sony Pictures.
Marmur was a producer on "Battle Los Angeles," starring Aaron Eckhart and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Among his high profile projects in post-production are the soon-to-be-released "RIPD," starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, and directed by Robert Schwentke; and "Dead Man Down," starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, directed by Niels Arden Oplev.
Marmur also recently executive produced "The Green Hornet," starring Seth Rogen and directed by Michel Gondry, as well as "The Change-Up," directed by David Dobkin and starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, and "The Bounty Hunter," starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.
Currently he is developing the graphic novel adaptation "The Boys," to be directed by Adam McKay, and "A Complete History of My Sexual Failures," to be directed by Jay Roach. Marmur is also developing an adaptation of the classic serial "Doc Savage," to be written and directed by Shane Black, and a remake of the film "Escape From New York."
DARREN LEMKEDARREN LEMKE (Screenplay/Story) most recently co-wrote the screenplay for the hit animated comedy adventure "Shrek Forever After," the fourth installment of the blockbuster "Shrek" franchise, and for the upcoming animated feature comedy "Turbo," the story of a snail that dreams about racing in the Indy 500, scheduled for a summer 2013 release.
Widely known for his work in the fantasy genre and animation, Lemke’s passion for film began at an early age. At 15, the New Jersey native was already writing screenplays, and went on to pursue his love of cinema at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he studied both screenwriting and film. His big break came in the form of an introduction to producer Don Murphy, which led to his landing a two-picture deal at Disney. Soon after, Lemke’s spec television pilot "E.I.S.," which followed a team of investigators working at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, was picked up by ABC.
Lemke currently has several projects in development, including "Beasts of Burden," based on a popular Dark Horse comic book and the fantasy "Oz," as well as big-screen adaptations of "The Nutcracker," R.L. Stine’s "Goosebumps," and "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIECHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE (Screenplay) earned an Oscar® and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay for director Bryan Singer’s 1995 crime drama "The Usual Suspects," as well as Best Screenplay honors from Premiere magazine, The Society of Texas Film Critics and the Chicago Film Critics Association, an Edgar Award and The Independent Spirit Award. The film marked their second creative collaboration.
Born and raised in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, McQuarrie was on his way to the police academy when former schoolmate Singer offered him the opportunity to write their debut feature film, "Public Access," winner of the 1993 Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize.
McQuarrie went on to write and direct "The Way of the Gun," starring Benicio del Toro, Ryan Phillippe, and James Caan. He also wrote and produced "Valkyrie," starring Tom Cruise and directed by Bryan Singer.
Most recently, he wrote and directed the hit December 2012 release "Jack Reacher," adapted from the bestseller One Shot, by Lee Child, and starring Tom Cruise.
DAN STUDNEYDAN STUDNEY (Screenplay) is the co-writer and Emmy Award-winning composer of the cult musical "Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical." Before being turned into a Showtime Original Picture, "Reefer Madness" was a Los Angeles stage show and swept the Ovation, Drama Critics Circle and Garland Awards. The musical then ran Off-Broadway and continues to play in cities around the world.
Studney’s television credits include such series as "Weird Science," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "Sabrina: The Animated Series," as well as the telefilms "Genius" and "'Twas the Night."
Additionally, he has contributed to several issues of "The Simpsons" comic books.
Studney’s music is often featured in movies and television. He most recently provided the music for the upcoming film release "My Eleventh," on which he also serves as a producer, with Bryan Singer executive producing.
THOMAS TULLTHOMAS TULL (Executive Producer) is Chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures and has achieved great success in the co-production and co-financing of event movies. Since its inception in 2004, Legendary Pictures, a division of leading media company Legendary Entertainment with film and comics divisions, has teamed with Warner Bros. Pictures on such theatrical hits as Zack Snyder’s "300," and "Watchmen," as well as Christopher Nolan’s "Batman Begins" the award-winning phenomenon "The Dark Knight," which earned in excess of one billion dollars worldwide, and, in 2012, the dramatic conclusion of Nolan’s trilogy, the blockbuster hit "The Dark Knight Rises."
Most recently, this highly successful partnership produced such films as Ben Affleck’s "The Town"; Christopher Nolan’s award-winning blockbuster "Inception"; the worldwide hit "Clash of the Titans" and its sequel, "Wrath of the Titans"; and Todd Phillips’ "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II," which are the highest-grossing R-rated comedies of all time.
Legendary’s upcoming films slated for release in 2013 include "The Hangover Part III"; Guillermo del Toro’s "Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim"; Zack Snyder’s "Man of Steel"; "Seventh Son," starring Jeff Bridges; the Jackie Robinson biopic "42"; and "300: Rise of an Empire," the new chapter in the "300" saga. Legendary is also developing a number of projects in-house, including the upcoming "Gravel."
Before forming Legendary, Tull was President of The Convex Group, a media and entertainment holding company headquartered in Atlanta, on whose Board of Directors he also served. Tull is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute (AFI) and the Board of Directors of Hamilton College, his alma mater, and Carnegie Mellon University. He serves on the board of the San Diego Zoo and is a minority partner in the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
JON JASHNIJON JASHNI (Executive Producer) oversees the development and production of all Legendary Pictures film projects and is President and Chief Creative Officer of Legendary Entertainment, a leading media company with film and comics divisions. He recently served as executive producer on such films as the action adventure "Wrath of the Titans," the follow-up to the worldwide hit "Clash of the Titans," and "The Town," from director Ben Affleck.
Jashni is also producing the upcoming film "Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim" and is an executive producer on "The Seventh Son," the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," and the highly anticipated sequels "300: Rise of an Empire" and "The Hangover Part III."
Prior to Legendary, Jashni was President of Hyde Park Entertainment, a production and financing company with overall deals at 20th Century Fox, Disney and MGM. While there, he oversaw the development and production of "Shopgirl," "Dreamer," "Walking Tall" and "Premonition."
Before joining Hyde Park, Jashni was a producer on director Andy Tennant’s romantic comedy smash "Sweet Home Alabama." Jashni’s collaboration with Tennant began with the fairytale "Ever After," for which Jashni oversaw development and production as a senior production executive at 20th Century Fox.
Jashni also co-produced two Academy Award®-nominated films: the critically acclaimed drama "The Hurricane," which garnered a Best Actor nod for star Denzel Washington; and a non-musical reinterpretation of "Anna and the King," which starred Jodie Foster and earned two Oscar® nominations.
Jashni is a member of the American Film Institute and the Producers Guild of America. He holds a BS from the University of Southern California and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
ALEX GARCIAALEX GARCIA (Executive Producer) is Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs at Legendary Pictures. He joined the company in 2009.
Garcia is currently supervising development on projects including "Mass Effect," "Gravel" and "Hot Wheels," among others.
Prior to his tenure at Legendary, Garcia oversaw Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and worked with him on films including "Valkyrie" and "Superman Returns."
Garcia served as executive in charge of production on the first three seasons of Fox and NBC Universal’s hugely successful TV series "House M.D." He was also co-executive producer of the 2005 hit Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "The Triangle," overseeing production on location in South Africa, and executive producer the 2007 horror feature "Trick 'r Treat."
TOBY EMMERICHTOBY EMMERICH (Executive Producer) has served as President and COO of New Line Cinema since 2008. Previously, he held the position of President of Production, to which he was promoted in January 2001, and oversaw the most successful period in company history.
Since Emmerich took the production helm, New Line has released such diverse features as the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King"; 2005’s highest-grossing comedy, "Wedding Crashers"; "Elf"; "The Notebook"; "Hairspray"; "Sex and the City"; "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"; "He’s Just Not That Into You"; "Four Christmases"; "Valentine’s Day"; "Horrible Bosses"; "17 Again" and, most recently, the worldwide blockbuster "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of a new trilogy.
Upcoming film releases will include "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "The Conjuring."
A longtime studio veteran, Emmerich previously served not only as president of New Line Music but also as an accomplished screenwriter and producer who wrote and produced New Line’s sleeper hit "Frequency," starring Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel.
Emmerich joined the company in 1992 as a dual development and music executive. In his position as president of music, he oversaw the development of platinum- and gold-selling soundtracks for such films as "Seven," "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Elf," "Friday After Next," "Menace II Society," "Love Jones," "Freddy vs. Jason," "Who’s the Man?," "Above the Rim," "The Mask," "Dumb and Dumber" and "Mortal Kombat."
Prior to his posts at New Line, Emmerich was an A&R representative at Atlantic Records from 1987 to 1992. He attended The Calhoun School and Wesleyan University, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1985 with honors in English and concentrations in classics and film.
Emmerich serves on the board of directors for the American Cinematheque.
RICHARD BRENERRICHARD BRENER (Executive Producer) has been a New Line Cinema veteran for more than a decade, and currently serves as president of production for the company.
During his tenure at New Line, Brener has overseen and served as executive producer on many of the company’s most successful films, including such blockbusters as "Sex and the City," the "Harold & Kumar" franchise, "Wedding Crashers," "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "The Wedding Singer," "Monster-in-Law" and the "Final Destination" franchise. Other successful films Brener worked on include "The Butterfly Effect" and "Boiler Room." He most recently executive produced the holiday comedy "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas," the ensemble comedy "Horrible Bosses," "The Rite," and the action adventure "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," as well as the comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," in theaters March 2013.
Brener joined the company as a temp in 1995 and rapidly rose through the ranks, from story editor to president. Over the course of his career, Brener has overseen the studio’s relationships with much of its key talent, including Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and the late Ted Demme.
Born and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey, Brener graduated with a BA in history from Yale University in 1994.
MICHAEL DISCOMICHAEL DISCO (Executive Producer), a development executive who has been with New Line Cinema since 2000, currently serves as Senior Vice President of Production for the studio.
Disco most recently served as executive producer on the worldwide hit "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," as well as Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," the hit comedy "Horrible Bosses," the romantic comedy "Going the Distance," starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, and Garry Marshall’s hit romantic ensemble comedy "Valentine’s Day."
Previously, he worked as a director of development and creative executive, overseeing and managing the productions of "Fracture," "Hairspray," "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay," "Journey to the Center of the Earth," "Four Christmases" and "He’s Just Not That Into You."
JOHN RICKARDJOHN RICKARD (Executive Producer) began his film career as a production assistant on director Curtis Hanson’s critically acclaimed feature "Wonder Boys," while still a student at the University of Arizona.
Upon graduating with a degree in Business, he relocated to New York to work as assistant to Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin on such eclectic hits as "The Hours," "The School of Rock" and "The Stepford Wives." Rickard next became an assistant to director Brett Ratner, with whom he worked on such projects as "After the Sunset," "X-Men 3" and the Fox pilot "Prison Break," as well as a number of music videos for Mariah Carey and Jessica Simpson.
Following his tenure as assistant to Toby Emmerich, President and COO of New Line Cinema, Rickard became a producer at the studio. His credits included the 2010 thriller "A Nightmare on Elm Street"; the Farrelly brothers’ comedy "Hall Pass," starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis; the ensemble comedy "Horrible Bosses," starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx; and last year’s horror hit "Final Destination 5."
Rickard has a first-look production deal with New Line Cinema, to develop and produce feature films under his Rickard Pictures banner. Their premiere project will be "Rampage," an adaptation of the hit video game, written by Ryan Engle. Among his other projects at New Line is "Spy Guys," an action comedy written by Adam Sztykiel, with director Jorma Taccone attached and Taccone’s Lonely Island producing partners, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schafer, set to produce. Also in development is "Redemption," a Western, with a script by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes, and "Horrible Bosses 2," the sequel to the hit 2011 ensemble comedy.
NEWTON THOMAS SIGELNEWTON THOMAS SIGEL (Director of Photography) began his career as a painter and experimental filmmaker at the Whitney Museum in New York City.
His films began to take on a documentary flavor while covering the Central American wars of the 1980s. These included director Deborah Shaffer’s Oscar®-winning short "Witness to War," with cinematographer Sandi Sissel, and the theatrical success of "When the Mountains Tremble," on which Sigel served as director and cinematographer. Upon catching the eye of Haskell Wexler, Sigel was given his first narrative opportunity on "Latino," a film based on Newton's own life experiences in combat.
Gaining more ground while shooting second-unit with Oliver Stone on "Platoon" and "Wall Street," it wasn't long before Sigel was a renowned cinematographer in his own right. "The Usual Suspects," with its elegant photography has become a cult-classic. "Three Kings" made groundbreaking use of exotic film stocks and lab processes, and "Superman Returns" was the first movie ever shot with the Panavision Genesis camera, and has been seen as the marker of the new digital age.
A sampling of Sigel’s credits include "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" and "Leatherheads," with long-time collaborator George Clooney; "X-Men," "X2" and "Valkyrie" with Bryan Singer; Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm"; and "Towelhead," the directorial debut of Alan Ball. Sigel also photographed Bob Rafelson's dark noir tale "Blood and Wine," with Jack Nicholson, "Fallen," with Denzel Washington, and most recently, "Drive."
In addition to his documentary films, Sigel directed the HBO Original Feature "The Point of Origin," as well as "The Big Empty," with Selma Blair, which he co-directed with his wife, J. Lisa Chang.
"Jack the Giant Slayer" marks the seventh feature film on which Sigel has collaborated with Bryan Singer.
GAVIN BOCQUETGAVIN BOCQUET (Production Designer) is a graduate of Newcastle Polytechnic, where he studied Product Design, and the Royal College of Art in London, from which he earned a Master of Design degree in 1979.
He started his motion picture career as a space equipment designer on "Saturn 3," followed by work as a draughtsman and assistant art director on "The Elephant Man," "Return of the Jedi," "Cry Freedom" and "Empire of the Sun."
By the time Bocquet began work on "Dangerous Liaisons," he was a full-fledged art director. He had the pleasure of working many times with production designers Stuart Craig and Norman Reynolds, both of whom he considers his mentors.
Bocquet graduated to his first feature production designer role on Steven Soderbergh’s "Kafka," followed by the U.S. TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," for which he received a 1992 Emmy Award, followed by Emmy nominations in 1993 and 1994. This led in turn to an assignment as production designer on George Lucas’ "Radioland Murders," followed soon after by "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" and, subsequently, "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" and "Star Wars: Episode III – Return of the Sith." In between the "Star Wars" films, he also worked on "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle," produced by Robert De Niro, and "xXx," for director Rob Cohen.
Most recently, he served as production designer on Lee Tamahori’s "xXx: State of the Union," Matthew Vaughn’s "Stardust," Roger Donaldson’s "The Bank Job," and Rob Letterman’s '"Gulliver’s Travels." Among his upcoming projects will be the action adventure "Arthur & Lancelot," for writer/director David Dobkin, in development.
Bocquet has also designed many TV commercials, and, in 2004, won the BTAA UK Commercial Art Director of the Year Award. He has also been inducted as a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in London.
JOHN OTTMANJOHN OTTMAN (Editor/Composer) has established himself as an unprecedented talent in Hollywood filmmaking: not only as one of the most distinctive film composers currently working but also an accomplished film editor. Ottman has composed evocative and beautifully crafted orchestral scores for over 30 motion pictures including Bryan Singer’s "The Usual Suspects," "Apt Pupil," "Superman Returns," "X2," and "Valkyrie"—on which he also served as editor.
His accolades include a BAFTA Award for editing "The Usual Suspects," an Emmy Award nomination for his score for the pilot of the "Fantasy Island" remake, and numerous BMI Film and TV Music awards.
Ottman began making amateur movies at a young age, always centering his work around an appreciation and incorporation of film music. Often, after editing a friend’s student film, he would re-score it, as practice. After graduating from film school at USC, Ottman was working as a film editor and composer when Academy®Award-winning director Bryan Singer befriended him and asked him to edit his first short, "Lion’s Den." The two continued to collaborate on subsequent projects, and, after Ottman edited Singer’s first feature film, "Public Access," Singer asked him to also write the score.
In addition to his collaborations with Singer, Ottman’s film scoring credits include the haunting, atmospheric and suspenseful music of "Hide and Seek," "House of Wax" and "Gothika"; the stirring heroics of "Fantastic Four"; a quirky approach to comic hybrid films like "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Eight-Legged Freaks" and "The Cable Guy"; and a style all his own for the eclectic "Pumpkin." Ottman also edited and scored his own feature film, "Urban Legends: Final Cut."
BOB DUCSAY (Editor) is an editor and producer whose editing credits include "Looper," "G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra," "Van Helsing," "The Mummy," "The Mummy Returns," "Impostor," "Love and a .45," "The Jungle Book" and "The Adventures of Huck Finn."
His producing credits include "G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra," "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," "Van Helsing," "The Mummy Returns" and the Academy Award®-winning short "Two Soldiers."
He was also the co-writer of "Vegas Vacation."
Ducsay received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts.
JOANNA JOHNSTONJOANNA JOHNSTON (Costume Designer) has been nominated for a 2013 Academy Award® and a BAFTA Award for her work on Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed biographical drama "Lincoln." Her work on that film also earned her nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Costume Designers Guild.
As a costume designer, Johnston has enjoyed a long association with Spielberg, on such films as "Saving Private Ryan," "Munich," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "War of the Worlds" and "War Horse." She first worked with him while assisting Academy Award®–winning costume designer Anthony Powell on "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."
Earlier in her career, Johnston also assisted Powell on such films as "Evil Under the Sun" and Roman Polanski’s "Tess." Her assistant designer credits include working with Milena Canonero on "Out of Africa," for which Canonero was nominated for an Oscar®. She also assisted Tom Rand on his Oscar®-nominated work on "The French Lieutenant’s Woman" and on "The Shooting Party."
Johnston has also collaborated frequently with filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, on features including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," "Back to the Future Part 2," "Back to the Future Part 3," "Death Becomes Her," "Contact," "Castaway," "The Polar Express" and the Academy Award®– winning "Forrest Gump." Her other feature credits include M. Night Shyamalan’s "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable"; Paul and Chris Weitz’s "About a Boy," for which she earned a Costume Designers Award nomination; and Richard Curtis’ "Love Actually."
"Jack the Giant Slayer" marks Johnston’s second collaboration with director Bryan Singer, following the 2008 historic thriller "Valkyrie."