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James Wong is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Consultant and Sound American born on 20 april 1959 at Hong Kong (Chine)

James Wong

James Wong
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 april 1959 at Hong Kong (Chine)
Death 24 november 2004 (at 45 years)

James "Jim" Wong (Traditional Chinese: 黃毅瑜; Cantonese: Wong4 Ngai6 Jyu4; born April 20, 1959) is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and film director notable for his screen works of The X-Files, Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, Dragonball Evolution, Final Destination 1 & 3, The One, and the remakes of Willard and Black Christmas along with writing partner Glen Morgan.

Biography

À l'âge de dix ans, James Wong quitte Hong Kong pour immigrer avec sa famille aux États-Unis. C'est au lycée El Cajon de San Diego qu'il fait la rencontre de son fidèle ami Glen Morgan, avec qui il coécrit de nombreux scénarios. Passionnés de cinéma et de télévision, ils intègrent une troupe d'improvisation théâtrale à La Jolla, en Californie, avant de poursuivre des études en cinéma à l'université Loyola Marymount, dont ils sortent diplômés en 1983.

En 1985, James Wong et Glen Morgan rédigent leur premier script pour le cinéma, celui de De sang-froid (The Boys Next Door), un film policier de Penelope Spheeris avec Charlie Sheen. Ils sont ensuite engagés par la compagnie de Stephen J. Cannell et écrivent des scénarios pour les séries télévisées 21 Jump Street et L'As de la crime. Déçus par le tour pris par cette série, ils quittent Cannell en 1993 et rejoignent l'équipe de scénaristes d'une nouvelle série, X-Files.

Wong et Morgan coécrivent le scénario de certains des épisodes les plus marquants des deux premières saisons de X-Files, tels que Compressions, Projet Arctique, Le Message, Le Retour de Tooms, Coma et La Main de l'enfer, leur style exerçant une influence importante sur l'évolution de la série. Ils deviennent les premiers bras droits de Chris Carter et contribuent à étoffer les personnages de Mulder et Scully. Ils quittent X-Files au milieu de la deuxième saison pour créer leur propre série, Space 2063, mais celle-ci est un échec et ne dure qu'une saison. Morgan et Wong reviennent donc sur X-Files pour la quatrième saison de cette série et signent notamment les épisodes La Meute, l'un des plus acclamés mais aussi l'un des plus controversés de la série en raison de sa violence, et L'Homme à la cigarette, que Wong met en scène.

Wong et Morgan deviennent ensuite les showrunners de Millennium, une autre série créée par Chris Carter, pour la deuxième saison de celle-ci. Ils donnent à cette série une toute nouvelle direction ainsi qu'une conclusion car son renouvellement est incertain. Finalement, la série est renouvelée pour une dernière saison mais Morgan et Wong la quittent pour se tourner vers le cinéma. Leur premier film, Destination finale (2000), que Wong réalise, remporte un succès inattendu au box-office et donne ainsi naissance à toute une série de suites, le duo signant d'ailleurs également le troisième volet (2006). Wong réalise également le long métrage de science-fiction The One (2001) dont il a coécrit le scénario avec Morgan.

Morgan et Wong décident ensuite de se consacrer chacun de leur côté à leurs propres projets. En 2009 Wong met en scène le manga Dragon Ball qu'il décide de faire avec de vrais acteurs dans le film Dragonball Evolution. Mais le film est un échec public et critique retentissant. Il participe ensuite à la production de la série The Event.

De 2011 à 2014, on retrouve James Wong au générique de American Horror Story, en tant que coproducteur et scénariste de deux épisodes de chacune des quatre premières saisons. En 2016, Wong revient à la série qui l'a rendu célèbre à l'occasion du retour de X-Files sous la forme de sa 10e saison. Wong scénarise et réalise le deuxième épisode. Il fait de même pour le 5e épisode de la 11e saison.

Best films

Final Destination 3 (2006)
(Director)

Usually with

Glen Morgan
Glen Morgan
(7 films)
John Woo
John Woo
(2 films)
Tony Todd
Tony Todd
(2 films)
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Wong (17 films)

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Actor

Independence Day, 2h25
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Politique, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films, White House in fiction
Actors Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Mary McDonnell
Roles SETI Technician 1
Rating69% 3.498843.498843.498843.498843.49884
On July 2, a 500 km wide alien mothership enters Earth's orbit and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped "destroyer" spacecraft, each 15 miles (24 km) wide. As they take position over some of Earth's major cities, David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), an MIT graduate working for a cable company in New York City, discovers hidden transmissions in Earth's satellites which he realizes is a timer counting down to a coordinated attack by the aliens. With the support of his estranged wife Constance Spano (Margaret Colin), the White House Communications Director, he and his father Julius (Judd Hirsch) gain entrance into the Oval Office to notify President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) about the attack. Whitmore orders large-scale evacuations of the targeted cities, but the aliens attack with advanced directed-energy weapons before these can be carried out. Whitmore, portions of his staff, and the Levinsons narrowly escape aboard Air Force One as Washington, D.C. is destroyed.

Director

Dragonball Evolution, 1h25
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films based on mythology, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, L'enfance marginalisée, Political films, Kung fu films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum, Chow Yun-fat, Jamie Chung, James Marsters, Joon Park
Rating25% 1.2505451.2505451.2505451.2505451.250545
Two thousand years ago, the demon Lord Piccolo (James Marsters) came to Earth, wreaking havoc with his minion Ōzaru (Ian Whyte). Seven mystics created the Mafuba and thought they sealed him away for eternity. However, Piccolo breaks free and with his ninja henchwoman Mai (Eriko), begins to search for the seven Dragonballs (each one has stars numbering between one and seven), killing anyone in his way.
Final Destination 3, 1h30
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Amanda Crew, Alexz Johnson, Kris Lemche, Crystal Lowe
Rating58% 2.9016752.9016752.9016752.9016752.901675
High school student Wendy Christensen visits an amusement park with her boyfriend Jason Wise, best friend Carrie Dreyer, and Carrie's boyfriend
The One
The One (2001)
, 1h35
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, James Morrison, Dylan Bruno
Rating59% 2.950042.950042.950042.950042.95004
Gabriel Yulaw (Jet Li), once an officer of the "Multiverse Authority" (MVA) that polices interdimensional travel (via detecting wormholes), seeks to hunt down all variations of himself in alternate universes. By killing all 124 of his other selves (becoming the last version) and absorbing their life energies, he believes he will become an immortal godlike being called "The One". Yulaw is briefly captured by MVA agents Rodecker (Delroy Lindo) and Funsch (Jason Statham), only to escape from captivity during the trial sentencing him to life in the Stygian penal colony in the Hades universe.
Final Destination, 1h38
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Serial killer films
Actors Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Seann William Scott, Tony Todd, Kristen Cloke
Rating66% 3.3486253.3486253.3486253.3486253.348625
High school student Alex Browning boards Volée Airlines Flight 180 with his classmates for their senior trip to Paris, France. Before take-off, Alex has a premonition that the plane will suffer a catastrophic engine failure, causing the plane to explode in mid-air, and killing everyone on board. When the events from his vision begin to repeat themselves in reality, he panics and a fight breaks out between Alex and his rival, Carter Horton. This leads to several passengers being removed from the plane, including Alex; Carter; Alex's best friend, Tod Waggner; Carter's girlfriend, Terry Chaney; teacher Valerie Lewton; and students Billy Hitchcock and Clear Rivers. None of the passengers, except for Clear, believe Alex about his vision until the plane explodes on take-off, killing the remaining passengers on board. Afterwards, the survivors are interrogated by two FBI agents, who believe that Alex had something to do with the explosion.

Scriptwriter

Rosemary's Baby (miniseries), 4h
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs, Carole Bouquet, Olivier Rabourdin, Christina Cole
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.755142.755142.755142.755142.75514
After suffering a miscarriage, Rosemary (Zoe Saldana) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams) Woodhouse leave New York City for Paris, hoping to make a fresh start. A series of serendipitous events lead them to befriend affluent couple Margaux (Carole Bouquet) and Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs), who invite them to live in their prestigious apartment building. While Guy appreciates Roman's taking him under his wing, Rosemary is overwhelmed by the Castevets' interest in their lives. She finds evidence of the previous couple that lived in their apartment, and after going to Commissioner Fontaine (Olivier Rabourdin) with her suspicions, learns that the woman, Nena (Victoire Bélézy) committed suicide. Following a lead, Rosemary finds Nena's priest, who claims that the apartment building has a dark past, and one of its tenants is a Satanist billionaire named Steven Marcato who eats women's hearts. The priest hangs himself soon after, which prompts Fontaine to investigate.
Dragonball Evolution, 1h25
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films based on mythology, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, L'enfance marginalisée, Political films, Kung fu films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum, Chow Yun-fat, Jamie Chung, James Marsters, Joon Park
Rating25% 1.2505451.2505451.2505451.2505451.250545
Two thousand years ago, the demon Lord Piccolo (James Marsters) came to Earth, wreaking havoc with his minion Ōzaru (Ian Whyte). Seven mystics created the Mafuba and thought they sealed him away for eternity. However, Piccolo breaks free and with his ninja henchwoman Mai (Eriko), begins to search for the seven Dragonballs (each one has stars numbering between one and seven), killing anyone in his way.
Final Destination 3, 1h30
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Amanda Crew, Alexz Johnson, Kris Lemche, Crystal Lowe
Rating58% 2.9016752.9016752.9016752.9016752.901675
High school student Wendy Christensen visits an amusement park with her boyfriend Jason Wise, best friend Carrie Dreyer, and Carrie's boyfriend
The One
The One (2001)
, 1h35
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, James Morrison, Dylan Bruno
Rating59% 2.950042.950042.950042.950042.95004
Gabriel Yulaw (Jet Li), once an officer of the "Multiverse Authority" (MVA) that polices interdimensional travel (via detecting wormholes), seeks to hunt down all variations of himself in alternate universes. By killing all 124 of his other selves (becoming the last version) and absorbing their life energies, he believes he will become an immortal godlike being called "The One". Yulaw is briefly captured by MVA agents Rodecker (Delroy Lindo) and Funsch (Jason Statham), only to escape from captivity during the trial sentencing him to life in the Stygian penal colony in the Hades universe.
Final Destination, 1h38
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Serial killer films
Actors Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Seann William Scott, Tony Todd, Kristen Cloke
Rating66% 3.3486253.3486253.3486253.3486253.348625
High school student Alex Browning boards Volée Airlines Flight 180 with his classmates for their senior trip to Paris, France. Before take-off, Alex has a premonition that the plane will suffer a catastrophic engine failure, causing the plane to explode in mid-air, and killing everyone on board. When the events from his vision begin to repeat themselves in reality, he panics and a fight breaks out between Alex and his rival, Carter Horton. This leads to several passengers being removed from the plane, including Alex; Carter; Alex's best friend, Tod Waggner; Carter's girlfriend, Terry Chaney; teacher Valerie Lewton; and students Billy Hitchcock and Clear Rivers. None of the passengers, except for Clear, believe Alex about his vision until the plane explodes on take-off, killing the remaining passengers on board. Afterwards, the survivors are interrogated by two FBI agents, who believe that Alex had something to do with the explosion.
Trick or Treat, 1h37
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Marc Price, Doug Savant, Gene Simmons, Elaine Joyce, Glen Morgan, Charles Martin Smith
Rating58% 2.9022.9022.9022.9022.902
High school outcast Eddie Weinbauer (Marc Price) is writing a letter to his hero, heavy metal musician Sammi Curr (Tony Fields). A vulgar and infamous superstar, Sammi is a hometown hero of Eddie's town, and an alumnus of Eddie's own Lakeridge High School. He puts the letter in an envelope and starts doing his chores. Watching the news at the same time, following a report on Sammi's being banned from returning to Lakeridge High to perform at the Halloween dance, Eddie is shocked to hear the worst words to ever reach his ears: Sammi Curr has died in a mysterious hotel fire. Eddie is completely devastated. He goes to his friend "Nuke" (Gene Simmons), a radio DJ who knew Sammi Curr personally. To take Eddie's mind off the death of his idol, Nuke gives Eddie the only copy of Curr's last and as-yet unreleased album, "Songs in the Key of Death", on an acetate disc. Nuke has recorded the disc onto high quality tape and plans to play it in its entirety on-air at midnight on Halloween as a tribute since, according to Nuke, that was always Sammi's plan for the album's debut.
The Boys Next Door, 1h31
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Charlie Sheen, Maxwell Caulfield, Patti D'Arbanville, Christopher McDonald, Vance Colvig, Grant Heslov
Rating63% 3.1989453.1989453.1989453.1989453.198945
Roy Alston (Maxwell Caulfield) and Bo Richards (Charlie Sheen) are two outcasts of their high school community. Bo receives $200 as a graduation gift from his grandparents. Facing a lifetime of working blue-collar factory jobs, the boys spontaneously decide to use the money to go on a vacation to Los Angeles.

Producer

Rosemary's Baby (miniseries), 4h
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs, Carole Bouquet, Olivier Rabourdin, Christina Cole
Roles Executive Consultant
Rating55% 2.755142.755142.755142.755142.75514
After suffering a miscarriage, Rosemary (Zoe Saldana) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams) Woodhouse leave New York City for Paris, hoping to make a fresh start. A series of serendipitous events lead them to befriend affluent couple Margaux (Carole Bouquet) and Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs), who invite them to live in their prestigious apartment building. While Guy appreciates Roman's taking him under his wing, Rosemary is overwhelmed by the Castevets' interest in their lives. She finds evidence of the previous couple that lived in their apartment, and after going to Commissioner Fontaine (Olivier Rabourdin) with her suspicions, learns that the woman, Nena (Victoire Bélézy) committed suicide. Following a lead, Rosemary finds Nena's priest, who claims that the apartment building has a dark past, and one of its tenants is a Satanist billionaire named Steven Marcato who eats women's hearts. The priest hangs himself soon after, which prompts Fontaine to investigate.
Final Destination 3, 1h30
Directed by James Wong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Amanda Crew, Alexz Johnson, Kris Lemche, Crystal Lowe
Roles Producer
Rating58% 2.9016752.9016752.9016752.9016752.901675
High school student Wendy Christensen visits an amusement park with her boyfriend Jason Wise, best friend Carrie Dreyer, and Carrie's boyfriend
Black Christmas, 1h24
Directed by Glen Morgan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films
Actors Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey Chabert, Kristen Cloke
Roles Producer
Rating46% 2.3020852.3020852.3020852.3020852.302085
William Edward "Billy" Lenz, a boy born with severe jaundice due to a liver disease, is constantly abused by his hateful mother. After murdering Billy's father and burying his body in the underground crawlspace with the help of her boyfriend, Mrs. Lenz locks Billy in the attic to prevent him from talking. Years later, she attempts to conceive a new baby but realizes that her new man is impotent. She goes up to the attic and rapes 12-year-old Billy. Nine months later, a daughter named Agnes is born and treated like a princess by Mrs. Lenz. When Agnes is eight and Christmas comes around, Billy escapes from the attic and disfigures Agnes by gouging out her eye and taunts his mother, saying "she's my family now." Billy then gruesomely kills his mother and her lover. He is caught by the police eating pieces of his mother's flesh, and sent to a mental asylum.