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Stephen Sommers is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 20 march 1962 at Indianapolis (USA)

Stephen Sommers

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Birth name Stephen Sommers
Nationality USA
Birth 20 march 1962 (56 years) at Indianapolis (USA)
Creator of Sommers Company

Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American screenwriter and film director, best known for The Mummy (1999) and its sequel, The Mummy Returns (2001). He also directed Disney's live action version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994), the action/horror film Van Helsing (2004), and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009).

Biography

Stephen Sommers est né à Dayton, Ohio et a grandi à Saint-Cloud, au Minnesota. Il est diplômé de l'université de Collegeville, Minnesota, et l'Université de Séville en Espagne. Après avoir obtenu son diplôme, il a passé quatre ans comme acteur dans des troupes de théâtre et comme gérant de groupes de rock partout en Europe. Il est finalement retourné aux États-Unis et à Los Angeles, où il a participé à l'USC School of Cinematic Arts pendant trois ans, et remporta une maîtrise en écrivant et réalisant Perfect Alibi, qui remporta l'Oscar du meilleur court métrage de fiction, c'était là-bas qu'il a rencontré Bob Ducsay, qui montera tous ses films.

Best films

The Mummy Returns (2001)
(Director)
The Mummy (1999)
(Director)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
(Scriptwriter)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
(Executive Producer)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
(Director)
Van Helsing (2004)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stephen Sommers (22 films)

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Actor

The Mummy Returns, 2h10
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on mythology, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Freddie Boath, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo
Rating62% 3.148783.148783.148783.148783.14878
In 3067 BC, the Scorpion King leads his army on a campaign to conquer the world. After fighting for seven years, his army is defeated while attacking Thebes and exiled to the desert of Ahm Shere; his men die of heat exhaustion. After vowing to give Anubis his soul for the power to defeat his enemies, an oasis forms to hide the Scorpion King's pyramid and he is given a legion of jackal warriors in Anubis' image. The Army of Anubis sweeps across Egypt, but once their task is finished, Anubis claims the Scorpion King's soul and his army.
The Adventures of Huck Finn, 1h48
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Jason Robards, Robbie Coltrane, Ron Perlman, Anne Heche
Roles Silhouetted man
Rating62% 3.1000453.1000453.1000453.1000453.100045
Huckleberry Finn (Elijah Wood) is a half-literate son of a drunk (Ron Perlman). One night, his father arrives and Huck is taken away to his father's home. Jealous of Huck's money being kept away, Huck's dad attacks Huck, but eventually passes out from exhaustion.

Director

Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas (2013)
, 1h33
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Crime
Actors Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Leonor Varela, Patton Oswalt, Addison Timlin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Rating68% 3.4481253.4481253.4481253.4481253.448125
Odd Thomas (Yelchin) is a psychic who lives in a small town in California. He describes his ability as, "I see dead people, but then, by God, I do something about it." One morning the ghost of a teenage girl, Penny Kallisto, silently leads him to Harlo Landerson. Odd accuses Harlo of raping and murdering Penny. Harlo flees. Odd chases him into a child's bedroom in a stranger's house. Harlo and Odd fight and Harlo is knocked unconscious. Odd's friend, police chief Wyatt Porter (Dafoe), is aware of Odd's psychic gifts and promises to spin the story to keep public attention away from him.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, 2h
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Films about toys, Political films
Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Byung-hun, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols
Rating57% 2.8993452.8993452.8993452.8993452.899345
In the near future, weapons master James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) has created a nanotech-based weapon - nanomites designed to devour metal and other materials, capable of destroying anything from tanks to cities. The nanobots can only be stopped by activating the kill switch. His company M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Syndicate) sells four warheads to NATO, and NATO troops led by American soldiers Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are tasked with delivering the warheads. Their convoy is ambushed by the Baroness (Sienna Miller), whom Duke recognizes to be his ex-fiancee Ana Lewis. Duke and Ripcord are rescued by Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). They take the warheads to The Pit, G.I. Joe's command center in Egypt, and upon arriving rendezvous with the head of the G.I. Joe Team, General Hawk (Dennis Quaid). Hawk takes command of the warheads and excuses Duke and Ripcord, only to be convinced to let them join his group, after Duke reveals that he knows the Baroness.
Van Helsing, 2h12
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Cyberpunk films, Steampunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Elena Anaya, Will Kemp
Rating61% 3.0500053.0500053.0500053.0500053.050005
In 1887, Transylvanian Doctor Victor Frankenstein brings to life his Monster with the aid of his assistant Igor and Count Dracula. After Dracula betrays and kills Doctor Frankenstein, the Monster escapes to a windmill, which is burned down by a pursuing mob. The mob flees as Dracula and his three brides mourn the loss of the Monster.
The Mummy Returns, 2h10
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on mythology, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Freddie Boath, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo
Rating62% 3.148783.148783.148783.148783.14878
In 3067 BC, the Scorpion King leads his army on a campaign to conquer the world. After fighting for seven years, his army is defeated while attacking Thebes and exiled to the desert of Ahm Shere; his men die of heat exhaustion. After vowing to give Anubis his soul for the power to defeat his enemies, an oasis forms to hide the Scorpion King's pyramid and he is given a legion of jackal warriors in Anubis' image. The Army of Anubis sweeps across Egypt, but once their task is finished, Anubis claims the Scorpion King's soul and his army.
The Mummy
The Mummy (1999)
, 2h5
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on mythology, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Amy Jackson, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Kevin J. O'Connor
Rating69% 3.498193.498193.498193.498193.49819
In Thebes, Egypt, 1290 BC, high priest Imhotep engages in an affair with Anck-su-Namun, the mistress of Pharaoh Seti I. When the Pharaoh discovers their tryst, Imhotep and Anck-su-Namun kill him. As Seti's guards arrive, Imhotep flees while Anck-su-Namun kills herself, intending for Imhotep to resurrect her. After Anck-su-Namun's burial, Imhotep and his priests steal her corpse and travel to Hamunaptra, the city of the dead, where they begin the resurrection ceremony. However, the group is intercepted by Seti's bodyguards, the Medjai, before the ritual could be completed, and Anck-su-Namun's soul is sent back to the Underworld. Imhotep's priests are all mummified alive. Imhotep himself is sentenced to immortal agony, condemned to suffer the Hom Dai curse: having his tongue removed and then being buried alive with flesh eating scarab beetles. Imhotep is buried under high security, sealed away in a sarcophagus at the feet of a statue of the Egyptian god Anubis, and kept under strict surveillance by the Medjai, since if Imhotep were ever to resurrect, the entire world would be doomed.
Deep Rising, 1h46
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Natural horror films, Films about cephalopods, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Kevin J. O'Connor, Anthony Heald, Wes Studi, Derrick O'Connor
Rating60% 3.0004553.0004553.0004553.0004553.000455
Amidst a storm, a boat is being piloted across the South China Sea by John Finnegan (Treat Williams). With him are his crewmen Joey "Tooch" Pantucci (Kevin J. O'Connor) and Joey's girlfriend Leila (Una Damon). Finnegan has been hired to transport a group of mercenaries, led by a man named Hanover (Wes Studi), to an undisclosed location in the middle of the ocean.
The Jungle Book, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, John Cleese, Jason Flemyng
Rating59% 2.9995652.9995652.9995652.9995652.999565
During the times of the British Raj in India, Mowgli is the 5-year-old son of the widowed Nathoo, whose wife died in childbirth. Nathoo works as a tour guide. On one of his tours, he is leading Colonel Geoffrey Brydon and his men as well as Brydon's five-year-old daughter Katherine. That night, the deadly tiger Shere Khan attacks the encampment, killing some soldiers who had been hunting down several animals for fun in the jungle earlier, which had enraged him. When he tries to kill the third hunter, Buldeo, Nathoo defends Buldeo, who ungratefully leaves him to be mauled to death by Khan. In the confusion, Mowgli is lost in the jungle with his pet wolf, Grey Brother. Brydon and his men believe Mowgli has been killed too. Mowgli is taken by Bagheera, a gentle black panther, to the wolf pack. Mowgli also befriends a bear cub named Baloo.
The Adventures of Huck Finn, 1h48
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Jason Robards, Robbie Coltrane, Ron Perlman, Anne Heche
Rating62% 3.1000453.1000453.1000453.1000453.100045
Huckleberry Finn (Elijah Wood) is a half-literate son of a drunk (Ron Perlman). One night, his father arrives and Huck is taken away to his father's home. Jealous of Huck's money being kept away, Huck's dad attacks Huck, but eventually passes out from exhaustion.
Catch Me If You Can
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Grant Heslov, Geoffrey Lewis, M. Emmet Walsh, Matt Lattanzi, Loryn Locklin
Rating62% 3.1004553.1004553.1004553.1004553.100455
The movie follows the antics of high school students and their adventure in saving their school from being closed. Class president Melissa (Loryn Locklin) has started raising money through donations to keep the school open, but when the fundraising begins to slow down, Dylan (Matt Lattanzi) convinces Melissa that he can save the school with his plan. They take $3000 of the money that has already been raised to bet on an illegal car race that Dylan is convinced he would win. Dylan doesn't win the race and in order to get their money back, he is forced to double-down on an impossible race against the clock that only the town legend has ever accomplished. The film ends with a spectacular stunt with car and driver jumping through the goal-posts during a football game between two local high schools, Apollo and Cathedral.

Scriptwriter

Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas (2013)
, 1h33
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Crime
Actors Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Leonor Varela, Patton Oswalt, Addison Timlin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Rating68% 3.4481253.4481253.4481253.4481253.448125
Odd Thomas (Yelchin) is a psychic who lives in a small town in California. He describes his ability as, "I see dead people, but then, by God, I do something about it." One morning the ghost of a teenage girl, Penny Kallisto, silently leads him to Harlo Landerson. Odd accuses Harlo of raping and murdering Penny. Harlo flees. Odd chases him into a child's bedroom in a stranger's house. Harlo and Odd fight and Harlo is knocked unconscious. Odd's friend, police chief Wyatt Porter (Dafoe), is aware of Odd's psychic gifts and promises to spin the story to keep public attention away from him.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, 2h
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Films about toys, Political films
Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Byung-hun, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols
Rating57% 2.8993452.8993452.8993452.8993452.899345
In the near future, weapons master James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) has created a nanotech-based weapon - nanomites designed to devour metal and other materials, capable of destroying anything from tanks to cities. The nanobots can only be stopped by activating the kill switch. His company M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Syndicate) sells four warheads to NATO, and NATO troops led by American soldiers Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are tasked with delivering the warheads. Their convoy is ambushed by the Baroness (Sienna Miller), whom Duke recognizes to be his ex-fiancee Ana Lewis. Duke and Ripcord are rescued by Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). They take the warheads to The Pit, G.I. Joe's command center in Egypt, and upon arriving rendezvous with the head of the G.I. Joe Team, General Hawk (Dennis Quaid). Hawk takes command of the warheads and excuses Duke and Ripcord, only to be convinced to let them join his group, after Duke reveals that he knows the Baroness.