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Christopher Landon is a Director, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer American born on 27 february 1975 at Los Angeles (USA)

Christopher Landon

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Birth name Christopher Beau Landon
Nationality USA
Birth 27 february 1975 (49 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Christopher Beau Landon (born February 27, 1975) is an American screenwriter and film director best known as the writer of 2007 film Disturbia, the last three Paranormal Activity films and as the son of late actor Michael Landon. Landon wrote and made his first directorial debut on the satirical thriller Burning Palms, which was released in 2010. He is currently writing and directing the mockumentary horror film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.

Biography

Enfance
Christopher Beau Landon est le fils de Michael Landon et Lynn Noe, et le plus jeune des quatre enfants issus de leur mariage. L'une de ses sœurs est l'actrice Leslie Landon et son frère est l'acteur et réalisateur Michael Landon Jr.. Ses parents ont divorcé en 1980, quand il avait quatre ans, et il a continué à vivre avec son père, jusqu'à ce que celui-ci meure d'un cancer du pancréas, lorsque Christopher Landon avait seize ans.


Carrière
Inspiré par son père, Christopher Landon étudie le scénario à l'Université Loyola Marymount, mais il abandonne trois ans après lorsque le réalisateur Larry Clark le contacte après avoir lu l'un de ses scripts. Pour Clark, il co-écrit le script d'Another Day in Paradise avec Eddie Little, auteur de l’œuvre originale, et Stephen Chin. Après ce film, il se déclare gay, conscient que l'homophobie peut nuire à son potentiel dans l'industrie. « Je peux tomber de la liste en raison de ma sexualité. Mais si cela se produit, je veux être sur cette liste de toute façon », a-t-il dit, en parlant de l'homophobie à Hollywood et de l'industrie du cinéma. Il est passé de Los Angeles à Austin, au Texas, en envisageant l'avenir de sa carrière, qu'il ne relança que quelques années plus tard.

La plupart des films de Landon porte sur les thèmes et les problèmes gays, y compris 30 $, l'une des cinq composantes de Boys Life 3, une collection de courts métrages traitant des problèmes auxquels sont confrontés les gays et de la relation entre un homme hétéro et un homosexuel. Plus récemment, il a écrit le scénario de Paranoïak. Paranoïak est l'un de ses scripts d'étude qu'il a présenté à Montecito Pictures et ensuite à DreamWorks Pictures, et est devenu numéro 1 dans les cinémas lors de sa sortie. Landon a également fait ses débuts de réalisateur avec Burning Palms, un thriller comique.

Après avoir écrit Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 3 et Paranormal Activity 4, Landon a dirigé le dérivé de la franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.

Best films

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
(Writer)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
(Ecrivain)
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
(Scriptwriter)
Happy Death Day (2017)
(Director)
Disturbia (2007)
(Story)

Usually with

Jason Blum
Jason Blum
(8 films)
Oren Peli
Oren Peli
(4 films)
Henry Joost
Henry Joost
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Christopher Landon (14 films)

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Director

Happy Death Day 2U, 1h40
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about suicide, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Serial killer films, Temporal paradox, Comedy horror films, Teen movie
Actors Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, Ruby Modine
Rating62% 3.101843.101843.101843.101843.10184
19 septembre 2017. Le lendemain de son anniversaire, tout est enfin rentré dans l'ordre pour Theresa « Tree » Gelbman qui se réveille au côté du garçon qu'elle aime, Carter Davis. Néanmoins, le colocataire de ce dernier, Ryan Phan, débarque dans la chambre pour leur dire qu'il vient de se réveiller au même endroit où il était ce matin, après s'être fait tué par un tueur au masque de bébé de la mascotte de l'université.
Happy Death Day, 1h36
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Romance, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Time travel films, Serial killer films, Temporal paradox, Comedy horror films, Teen movie
Actors Israel Broussard, Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Gigi Erneta, Billy Slaughter
Rating66% 3.3006953.3006953.3006953.3006953.300695
18 septembre 2017. Theresa « Tree » Gelbman, une étudiante membre de la sororité Kappa, se réveille le jour de son anniversaire dans la chambre de Carter Davis, un étudiant l'ayant aidé après son énorme cuite de la nuit dernière. Tree, assez superficielle, repousse Carter, refuse les appels de son père, couche avec son professeur, le docteur marié Gregory Butler, et se comporte mal avec sa colocataire, l'infirmière Lori Spengler, même quand cette dernière essaye de lui faire une surprise pour son anniversaire. Dans la soirée, Tree se rend à une fête organisée plus loin dans le campus. Sur le chemin, elle est attaquée et violemment assassinée par un homme portant le masque de bébé de la mascotte de l'université. Tree se réveille aussitôt dans la chambre de Carter et se rend compte bientôt qu'elle est en train de revivre la même journée. Après s'être faite assassiner une seconde fois, Tree comprend qu'elle est bloquée dans une boucle temporelle.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, 1h32
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Scoutisme, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Halston Sage, Sara Malakul Lane, Patrick Schwarzenegger, David Koechner
Rating63% 3.153353.153353.153353.153353.15335
Three high school sophomores, Ben (Tye Sheridan), Carter (Logan Miller), and Augie (Joey Morgan), are trying to recruit new members for their scout group, led by their Scout Leader Rogers (David Koechner). While Augie has always been happy about being a scout, Ben and Carter have second thoughts. Carter tries convincing Ben to quit but he can't as Augie is about to get his Condor Patch. Their conversation of quitting is cut short when Ben accidentally hits a deer. They manage to get help from Carter's sister, Kendall (Halston Sage), and her friends. Ben, who's had a crush on Kendall, gets some advice from her and they all see that the dead deer has vanished. Before they leave, the two are invited to the "Secret Seniors Party" and Carter is given the address. When they go to get alcohol for the party, they meet Denise (Sarah Dumont), a cocktail waitress that works at a strip club. She and Ben hit it off and she agrees to buy the alcohol for them. The two then meet up with Augie in the woods so they can set up their campsite. That night, still concerned about the disappearance of Scout Leader Rogers, the trio talk about how great their friendship has been before heading to sleep. Before the night is out, Carter wakes Ben so they can attend the party. Augie catches up, however, and is disappointed by their choice. The two drive into town to find that the bouncer for the strip club is no longer there and they sneak in. The two are immediately attacked by a zombified bouncer and stripper before being saved by a shotgun wielding Denise. Augie goes to Scout Leader Rogers' house to see if he's OK, only to be attacked by him. He quickly subdues his zombie leader by setting him on fire and tying him up.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, 1h24
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Molly Ephraim, Andrew Jacobs, Chloe Csengery, Renée Victor, Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston
Rating50% 2.506112.506112.506112.506112.50611
In June 2012, high school graduate Jesse Arista lives with his father, sister and grandmother in Oxnard, California. He begins to enjoy the summer with his best friend, Hector. In the apartment below lives a mysterious woman named Ana, who everyone believes to be a witch. When Ana is found murdered, Jesse and Hector spot classmate Oscar running from the scene, suggesting he was responsible. The two investigate the apartment, where they find black magic items, as well as VHS tapes and a journal of spells that can "open doorways to 'unholy lands.'"
Burning Palms
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dylan McDermott, Shannen Doherty, Zoe Saldana, Jamie Chung, Lake Bell, Nick Stahl
Rating54% 2.7004452.7004452.7004452.7004452.700445
The Green Eyed Monster Dedra Davenport (Rosamund Pike) meets the 15-year-old daughter (Emily Meade) of her fiancé (Dylan McDermott) for the very first time. However, she is soon disturbed by how unhealthy and bordering on incestuous the relationship between the two is.

Scriptwriter

Happy Death Day 2U, 1h40
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about suicide, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Serial killer films, Temporal paradox, Comedy horror films, Teen movie
Actors Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, Ruby Modine
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.101843.101843.101843.101843.10184
19 septembre 2017. Le lendemain de son anniversaire, tout est enfin rentré dans l'ordre pour Theresa « Tree » Gelbman qui se réveille au côté du garçon qu'elle aime, Carter Davis. Néanmoins, le colocataire de ce dernier, Ryan Phan, débarque dans la chambre pour leur dire qu'il vient de se réveiller au même endroit où il était ce matin, après s'être fait tué par un tueur au masque de bébé de la mascotte de l'université.
Happy Death Day, 1h36
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Romance, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Time travel films, Serial killer films, Temporal paradox, Comedy horror films, Teen movie
Actors Israel Broussard, Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Gigi Erneta, Billy Slaughter
Rating66% 3.3006953.3006953.3006953.3006953.300695
18 septembre 2017. Theresa « Tree » Gelbman, une étudiante membre de la sororité Kappa, se réveille le jour de son anniversaire dans la chambre de Carter Davis, un étudiant l'ayant aidé après son énorme cuite de la nuit dernière. Tree, assez superficielle, repousse Carter, refuse les appels de son père, couche avec son professeur, le docteur marié Gregory Butler, et se comporte mal avec sa colocataire, l'infirmière Lori Spengler, même quand cette dernière essaye de lui faire une surprise pour son anniversaire. Dans la soirée, Tree se rend à une fête organisée plus loin dans le campus. Sur le chemin, elle est attaquée et violemment assassinée par un homme portant le masque de bébé de la mascotte de l'université. Tree se réveille aussitôt dans la chambre de Carter et se rend compte bientôt qu'elle est en train de revivre la même journée. Après s'être faite assassiner une seconde fois, Tree comprend qu'elle est bloquée dans une boucle temporelle.
Viral
Viral (2016)
, 1h29
Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Analeigh Tipton, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Michael Kelly, MGK, Travis Tope, John Cothran, Jr.
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.753962.753962.753962.753962.75396
A virus that wipes out half of the population, a woman begins to record what happens while they are in quarantine and protect her sister who is infected by the disease.
Viral
Viral (2016)
, 1h25
Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Actors Sofia Black-D'Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope, MGK, Michael Kelly, John Cothran, Jr.
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.753932.753932.753932.753932.75393
Un virus mortel frappe une petite ville paisible transformant le quotidien de ses habitants en un affreux cauchemar.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, 1h32
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Scoutisme, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Halston Sage, Sara Malakul Lane, Patrick Schwarzenegger, David Koechner
Rating63% 3.153353.153353.153353.153353.15335
Three high school sophomores, Ben (Tye Sheridan), Carter (Logan Miller), and Augie (Joey Morgan), are trying to recruit new members for their scout group, led by their Scout Leader Rogers (David Koechner). While Augie has always been happy about being a scout, Ben and Carter have second thoughts. Carter tries convincing Ben to quit but he can't as Augie is about to get his Condor Patch. Their conversation of quitting is cut short when Ben accidentally hits a deer. They manage to get help from Carter's sister, Kendall (Halston Sage), and her friends. Ben, who's had a crush on Kendall, gets some advice from her and they all see that the dead deer has vanished. Before they leave, the two are invited to the "Secret Seniors Party" and Carter is given the address. When they go to get alcohol for the party, they meet Denise (Sarah Dumont), a cocktail waitress that works at a strip club. She and Ben hit it off and she agrees to buy the alcohol for them. The two then meet up with Augie in the woods so they can set up their campsite. That night, still concerned about the disappearance of Scout Leader Rogers, the trio talk about how great their friendship has been before heading to sleep. Before the night is out, Carter wakes Ben so they can attend the party. Augie catches up, however, and is disappointed by their choice. The two drive into town to find that the bouncer for the strip club is no longer there and they sneak in. The two are immediately attacked by a zombified bouncer and stripper before being saved by a shotgun wielding Denise. Augie goes to Scout Leader Rogers' house to see if he's OK, only to be attacked by him. He quickly subdues his zombie leader by setting him on fire and tying him up.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, 1h24
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Molly Ephraim, Andrew Jacobs, Chloe Csengery, Renée Victor, Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston
Roles Writer
Rating50% 2.506112.506112.506112.506112.50611
In June 2012, high school graduate Jesse Arista lives with his father, sister and grandmother in Oxnard, California. He begins to enjoy the summer with his best friend, Hector. In the apartment below lives a mysterious woman named Ana, who everyone believes to be a witch. When Ana is found murdered, Jesse and Hector spot classmate Oscar running from the scene, suggesting he was responsible. The two investigate the apartment, where they find black magic items, as well as VHS tapes and a journal of spells that can "open doorways to 'unholy lands.'"
Paranormal Activity 4, 1h33
Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Stephen Dunham, Alexondra Lee, Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden
Rating46% 2.3101852.3101852.3101852.3101852.310185
On October 9, 2006, Kristi Rey and her husband Daniel are killed by her demon-possessed sister Katie, who then abducts Kristi's one-year-old son, Hunter. Text states that Katie and Hunter's whereabouts remained unknown.
Paranormal Activity 3, 1h24
Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Lauren Bittner, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden, Chloe Csengery, Bonita Friedericy
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.90092.90092.90092.90092.9009
In 2005, Katie delivers a box of old videotapes to her pregnant sister Kristi, and her husband Daniel Rey, which holds footage of young Katie and Kristi with their mother, Julie, and her boyfriend Dennis. A year later, Kristi and Daniel's house is ransacked and the tapes are missing.
Paranormal Activity 2, 1h31
Directed by Tod Williams
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Sprague Grayden, Molly Ephraim, Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston
Roles Ecrivain
Rating57% 2.850522.850522.850522.850522.85052
June 2005, Carlsbad. Step-mother Kristi gives birth to a male boy named Hunter to a family of three (Daniel, Martine and Ali).
Burning Palms
Directed by Christopher Landon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dylan McDermott, Shannen Doherty, Zoe Saldana, Jamie Chung, Lake Bell, Nick Stahl
Roles Writer
Rating54% 2.7004452.7004452.7004452.7004452.700445
The Green Eyed Monster Dedra Davenport (Rosamund Pike) meets the 15-year-old daughter (Emily Meade) of her fiancé (Dylan McDermott) for the very first time. However, she is soon disturbed by how unhealthy and bordering on incestuous the relationship between the two is.