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Dan O'Bannon is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Editor, Production Design and Special Effects American born on 30 september 1946 at St. Louis (USA)

Dan O'Bannon

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Birth name Daniel Thomas O'Bannon
Nationality USA
Birth 30 september 1946 at St. Louis (USA)
Death 17 december 2009 (at 63 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Daniel Thomas "Dan" O'Bannon (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American motion-picture screenwriter, director and occasional actor, usually in the science fiction and horror genres.

Best films

Prometheus (2012)
(Characters)
Total Recall (1990)
(Scénariste à l'image)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
(Characters)
Total Recall (2012)
(Screenstory)
Aliens (1986)
(Characters)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
(Author)

Usually with

Ronald Shusett
Ronald Shusett
(12 films)
Walter Hill
Walter Hill
(8 films)
David Giler
David Giler
(8 films)
Ron Cobb
Ron Cobb
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dan O'Bannon (20 films)

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Actor

Dark Star
Dark Star (1974)
, 1h23
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Dan O'Bannon, Nick Castle, John Carpenter
Roles Sgt. Pinback alias Bill Fruge
Rating62% 3.148683.148683.148683.148683.14868
In the mid 22nd century, mankind has reached a point in technological advancement that enables colonization of the far reaches of the universe. Armed with artificially intelligent "Thermostellar Triggering Devices", the scout ship "Dark Star" and its crew have been alone in space for twenty years on a mission to destroy "unstable planets" which might threaten future colonization of other planets.

Director

Bleeders
Bleeders (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by Dan O'Bannon
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft
Actors Rutger Hauer, Roy Dupuis, Jackie Burroughs, Kristin Lehman, John Dunn-Hill, Leni Parker
Rating42% 2.106792.106792.106792.106792.10679
John (Roy Dupuis) and Kathleen (Kristin Lehman) Strauss are a couple attempting to uncover the secret to John's rare blood disease. Along the way, they encounter Dr. Marlowe (Rutger Hauer), who is intrigued by the case. Little do they know that the island which they are about to set foot upon is home to the Van Dam family, mutant-like creatures who have become deformed and bloodthirsty from centuries of inbreeding. Their mutation began with their relative Eva Van Dam, who had an incestuous relationship with her twin brother. Also, they are fully functioning hermaphrodites, capable of reproducing with themselves. They need to survive on (dead or alive) human flesh.
The Resurrected, 1h48
Directed by Dan O'Bannon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus, Megan Leitch
Rating62% 3.1490653.1490653.1490653.1490653.149065
Claire Ward (Sibbett) hires private investigator John March (Terry) to look into the increasingly bizarre activities of her husband Charles Dexter Ward (Sarandon). Ward has become obsessed with the occult practices of raising the dead once practiced by his ancestor Joseph Curwen (Sarandon in a dual role). As the investigators dig deeper, they discover that Ward is performing a series of grisly experiments in an effort to actually resurrect his long-dead relative Curwen.
The Return of the Living Dead, 1h27
Directed by Dan O'Bannon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Comedy horror films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Jewel Shepard
Rating72% 3.6493.6493.6493.6493.649
At a medical supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, a foreman named Frank tries to impress the company's newest employee, Freddy, by showing him military drums that accidentally wound up in the basement of the building. The drum contains the remains of an army experiment gone wrong that inspired the film Night of the Living Dead. Frank accidentally unleashes the toxic gas inside the barrel, knocking them unconscious. When they wake up, Frank and Freddy discover that the body inside the tank has disappeared, believing it to have probably melted. The gas reanimates a corpse inside a meat locker, forcing Frank and Freddy to call upon their boss and warehouse owner Burt Wilson to help them deal with the situation. When the three fail to kill the walking cadaver by damaging its brain and decapitating it, Burt decides to bring the zombie to the nearby mortuary to have its dismembered parts burned in a gambit to destroy it once and for all.

Scriptwriter

Alien: Covenant, 2h2
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce
Roles Characters
Rating63% 3.195173.195173.195173.195173.19517
Durant la préparation de la mission Prometheus, Peter Weyland ordonne à un androïde de prendre part à la mission. Weyland se présente comme le « créateur » de l'être synthétique et lui explique que cette mission a pour but de connaitre les créateurs des humains. Weyland demande ensuite à l’androïde de se choisir lui-même un prénom. Après avoir contemplé la célébrissime statue de Michel-Ange, il choisit alors « David ».
Total Recall, 1h58
Directed by Len Wiseman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation
Actors Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy
Roles Screenstory
Rating62% 3.1465353.1465353.1465353.1465353.146535
At the end of the 21st century, Earth is devastated by chemical warfare. What little habitable land remains is divided into two territories, the United Federation of Britain (UFB, located on mainland Europe) and the Colony (Australia). Many residents of the Colony travel to the UFB to work in factories via "the Fall", a gravity elevator running through the Earth's core. A Resistance operating in the UFB seeks to improve life in the Colony, which the UFB views as a terrorist movement.
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem, 1h34
Directed by Colin Strause
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire
Actors Johnny Lewis, Steven Pasquale, Ariel Gade, Reiko Aylesworth, Sam Trammell, John Ortiz
Roles Characters
Rating47% 2.353232.353232.353232.353232.35323
Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, a Predator ship is leaving Earth carrying Alien facehuggers, and the body of Scar, the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen. A chestburster erupts from Scar's body; it is a new creature that is a hybrid of both species. It quickly matures into an adult Predalien and starts killing all the Predators on the ship. A Predator's weapon fire punctures the hull and the ship crashes in the forest outside of Gunnison, Colorado.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator, 1h41
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan
Roles Author
Rating56% 2.801612.801612.801612.801612.80161
In 2004, a satellite detects a mysterious heat bloom beneath Bouvetøya, an island about one thousand miles off the coast of Antarctica. Wealthy industrialist Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) discovers through thermal imaging that there is a pyramid buried 2000 feet beneath the ice. Weyland wants to claim it for his multinational communications company, Weyland Industries, and assembles a team of experts to go investigate. The team includes archaeologists, linguistic experts, drillers, mercenaries, and a guide named Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan).
Alien Resurrection, 1h49
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott
Roles Characters
Rating61% 3.0993053.0993053.0993053.0993053.099305
Two hundred years after the events of Alien 3, military scientists on the outer space vessel USM Auriga create a clone of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) using DNA from blood samples taken before her death. They extract the embryo of an Alien queen that had been growing inside her at the time of her death, raise it, and collect its eggs for further use. The Ripley clone is kept alive for further study. As a result of her DNA being mixed with the Alien's DNA during the cloning process, she develops enhanced strength and reflexes, has acidic blood and a psychic link with the Aliens.
Bleeders
Bleeders (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by Dan O'Bannon
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft
Actors Rutger Hauer, Roy Dupuis, Jackie Burroughs, Kristin Lehman, John Dunn-Hill, Leni Parker
Roles Writer
Rating42% 2.106792.106792.106792.106792.10679
John (Roy Dupuis) and Kathleen (Kristin Lehman) Strauss are a couple attempting to uncover the secret to John's rare blood disease. Along the way, they encounter Dr. Marlowe (Rutger Hauer), who is intrigued by the case. Little do they know that the island which they are about to set foot upon is home to the Van Dam family, mutant-like creatures who have become deformed and bloodthirsty from centuries of inbreeding. Their mutation began with their relative Eva Van Dam, who had an incestuous relationship with her twin brother. Also, they are fully functioning hermaphrodites, capable of reproducing with themselves. They need to survive on (dead or alive) human flesh.
Screamers
Screamers (1995)
, 1h48
Directed by Christian Duguay
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sur une planète fictive, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Dystopian films, Space opera, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer, Liliana Komorowska, Charles Edwin Powell
Rating63% 3.198653.198653.198653.198653.19865
The year is 2078. The planet Sirius 6B, once a thriving mining hub, has been reduced to a toxic wasteland by a civil war between the mining company, known as the New Economic Block (NEB), and the Alliance, a group of former mining and science personnel. Five years into the war, Alliance scientists created and deployed Autonomous Mobile Swords (AMS) — artificially intelligent self-replicating machines that hunt down and kill NEB soldiers on their own. They are nicknamed "screamers" because of a high-pitched noise they emit as they attack. Screamers track targets by their heartbeats, so Alliance soldiers wear "tabs" which broadcast a signal canceling out the wearer's heartbeat and rendering them "invisible" to the machines.
Alien³
Alien³ (1992)
, 1h54
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Prison films, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dutton, Charles Dance, Brian Glover, Ralph Brown, Paul McGann
Roles Characters
Rating64% 3.248653.248653.248653.248653.24865
A fire starts aboard the Colonial Marine spaceship Sulaco. The computer launches an escape pod containing Ellen Ripley, the young girl Newt, an unidentified man, and the damaged android Bishop. All four are in cryonic stasis. The ship's scans of the crew's cryotubes show an Alien facehugger attached to one of the crew members. The pod crash-lands on Fiorina "Fury" 161, a foundry facility and penal colony inhabited by male inmates with "double-Y" chromosome patterns and histories of physical and sexual violence. After some inmates recover the pod and its passengers, an Alien facehugger approaches the prison dog.
Total Recall, 1h53
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Space adventure films, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Chase films, Anticipation
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox, Dean Norris
Roles Scénariste à l'image
Rating74% 3.748033.748033.748033.748033.74803
In 2084, Earthbound construction worker Douglas Quaid is having troubling dreams about Mars and a mysterious woman there. His wife Lori dismisses the dreams and discourages him from thinking about Mars, where the governor, Vilos Cohaagen, is fighting rebels while searching for a rumored alien artifact located in the mines. At "Rekall", a company that provides memory implants of vacations, Quaid opts for a memory trip to Mars as a secret agent fantasy. However, during the procedure, before the memory is implanted, something goes wrong, and the story diverges between the question of what is real and what is hallucination. Apparently, Quaid starts revealing previously suppressed memories of actually being a secret agent. The company sedates him, wipes his memory of the visit, and sends him home. On the way home, Quaid is attacked by his friend Harry and some construction coworkers; he is forced to kill them, revealing elite fighting-skills. He is then attacked in his apartment by Lori, who reveals that she was never his wife; their marriage was just a false memory implant and Cohaagen sent her as an agent to monitor Quaid. He is then attacked and pursued by armed thugs led by Richter, Lori's real husband and Cohaagen's operative.
Aliens
Aliens (1986)
, 2h17
Directed by James Cameron, Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Feminist films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, James Remar, Bill Paxton, William Hope
Roles Characters
Rating82% 4.1479454.1479454.1479454.1479454.147945
Ellen Ripley is rescued after drifting through space in stasis for 57 years. She is debriefed by her employers at the Weyland-Yutani Corporation over the destruction of her ship, the Nostromo; they are skeptical of her claims that an Alien killed the ship's crew and forced her to destroy the ship.