Frank Darabont

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Frank Darabont

Born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbéliard, Doubs, France add

Category: Sciences

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (89%), Italy (3%), United Kingdom (3%)

Main connections: The Mist (film), The Walking Dead (TV series), Jim Carrey

Linked to: Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, American Film Institute, NBC, USA Network

 

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Frank Darabont was born in 1959 add something

 

Michael Sloane - "'Michael Sloane"' is an American screenwriter, known for writing the 2001 drama film "The Majestic" directed by his Hollywood High School friend Frank Darabont, and starring Jim Carrey


1977

Darabont graduated from Hollywood High School in 1977 and did not attend college add something


 

The first film he wrote and directed was a short adaptation of Stephen King's "The Woman in the Room", which was one of the first "Dollar Babies" and made the semi-finalist list for Academy award consideration in 1983 add something


1986

Darabont sold his first screenplay titled "Black Cat Run" in 1986, but it was not produced until over a decade later as a television film under the same year add something


 

Hanks and Darabont first met at an Academy award luncheon in 1994 and the two were both eager to work on a project together add something

 

James Whitmore - Whitmore's last major film role was that of librarian Brooks Hatlen in the critically acclaimed and Academy *award-nominated 1994 Frank Darabont film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption"


 

Although the film did not do well at the box office, it was met with acclaim by audiences and critics and Darabont was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1995 Academy awards add something


1999

The Green Mile (film) - "'The Green Mile"' is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name


2001

He followed "The Green Mile" with the 2001 film "The Majestic" starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau and Laurie Holden, who Darabont would work with again frequently throughout his career add something

 

The Majestic (film) - "'The Majestic"' is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont and starring Jim Carrey


2002

He produced the 2002 film "The Salton Sea", starring Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio add something

 

In 2002, he penned an early draft of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; while Spielberg reportedly loved it, George Lucas rejected it add something

 

Minority Report (film) - John August 2002 did an uncredited draft to polish the script, and Frank Darabont was invited to rewrite, but was by busy with "The Majestic"


2004

Darabont had originally wanted to direct "The Mist" even before he directed "The Shawshank Redemption", but kept pushing it back until 2004, when he began to write the screenplay for the film add something

 

Michael Crichton - In September 2004, the Sci Fi Channel would announce a production of a miniseries, executive-produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Frank Darabont, premiering on May 26, 2008


2005

Darabont recalled first coming across the series in a comic book store in Burbank, California in 2005 add something

 

In 2005, Cemetery Dance Publications published Darabont's novella "Walpuski's Typewriter" in a limited edition add something

 

The Mist (film) - While the origin of the mist is never explained in great details in the movie, Frank Darabont did write an opening scene in a draft dated 5 August 2005, in which the thunderstorm causes a malfunction at the Arrowhead Project's lab that allows the portal to another dimension to stay open too long


2007

In 2007, Darabont directed an episode of "The Shield" titled "Chasing Ghosts" add something

 

In November of the same year Bob Weinstein revealed that he and Darabont were developing a ten part television series based on Darabont's 2007 film "The Mist" add something

 

The Mist (film) - "The Mist" was screened at the film festival ShowEast on October 18, 2007, at which director Frank Darabont received the Kodak *award for Excellence in Filmmaking for his previous works "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile"

 

Frances Sternhagen - Sternhagen starred in Frank Darabont's suspense/thriller "The Mist", released on November 21, 2007


2008

The film has a great legacy, as it has been voted number one on IMDb's user-generated Top 250 since 2008 and is considered one of the greatest films ever made add something

 

Darabont appeared in "First Class Jerk", the October 26, 2008, episode of "Entourage" in which he propositions Vincent Chase to star in a TV show he is executive producing add something


2009

Darabont was slated to direct the 2009 film "Law Abiding Citizen", but left production due to creative differences with the producers add something

 

He appeared in a September 12, 2009, episode where he is now the director of the film about Enzo Ferrari, who Vince is portraying add something


2010

Jeffrey DeMunn - He portrayed Dale Horvath in Frank Darabont's television adaptation of the comic book series "The Walking Dead", for two seasons from 2010 to 2012

 

The Walking Dead (TV series) - On January 20, 2010, &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) officially announced that it had ordered a pilot for a possible series adapted from "The Walking Dead" comic book series, with Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd acting as executive producers and Darabont writing and directing

 

Brandon Routh - Routh was thought to have been cast in April 2010 for Frank Darabont's thriller series "The Walking Dead"


2011

In July 2011, Darabont was fired from the position as showrunner add something

 

The Walking Dead (TV series) - In July 2011, series developer and showrunner Frank Darabont stepped down from his position as showrunner for the series


 

At the 2012 Austin Film Festival, Darabont was awarded the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking award for his contribution to cinema add something

 

The series was given a full season order of six episodes in the fall of 2012 and the title of the series was changed to "Mob City" add something


2013

In 2013, he lent his voice to a lengthier version of the "World War Z" audio book add something

 

The series premiered in December 2013 and was met with mixed to positive reviews add something

 

Edward Burns - In 2013 Burns starred as real-life gangster Bugsy Siegel in Frank Darabont's miniseries, "Mob City"

 

Alexa Davalos - In 2013, she reunited again with Frank Darabont playing the female lead on the television series "Mob City"


2014

Darabont was hired to rewrite the script for the 2014 "Godzilla" reboot add something

 

The Huntsman (film) - On June 4, 2014, Deadline reported that Frank Darabont, Gavin O'Connor and Andrés Muschietti were on the shortlist to direct a sequel

 

The Huntsman: Winter's War - On June 4, 2014, Deadline reported that Frank Darabont, Gavin O'Connor and Andrés Muschietti were on the shortlist to direct a sequel

 

Snow White and the Huntsman - On June 4, 2014, Deadline reported that Frank Darabont, Gavin O'Connor and Andres Muschietti are on the shortlist to direct the sequel


2015

However, Darabont left the project in January, 2015, citing creative differences as the cause add something


2017

In January 2017, Darabont appeared on Turner Classic Movies, cohosting a series of prison films alongside Ben Mankiewicz add something