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Paul W.S. Anderson is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 4 march 1965 at Newcastle upon Tyne (United-kingdom)

Paul W.S. Anderson

Paul W.S. Anderson
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Birth name Paul William Scott Anderson
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 4 march 1965 (54 years) at Newcastle upon Tyne (United-kingdom)

Paul William Scott Anderson (born 4 March 1965), also known as Paul W. S. Anderson or Paul Anderson, is a English film director, producer and screenwriter who regularly works in science fiction movies and video game movies. Despite his considerable success at the international box office, Anderson has been heavily criticized for his work by both critics and movie-goers alike.

Biography

Il œuvre principalement dans la science-fiction et a participé à plusieurs adaptations de jeux vidéo.

Il fait ses débuts avec le violent Shopping avec Sean Pertwee, Jude Law et Sadie Frost en vedettes, qui interprètent des voleurs casseurs de vitrines. Le film est censuré en Angleterre et aux États-Unis, et est uniquement diffusé en vidéo.

Anderson écrit et réalise Mortal Kombat, adaptation du jeu culte, qui connaît un certain succès et fait connaître son réalisateur du grand public. Mais Anderson refuse de diriger la suite Mortal Kombat : Destruction Finale, qui sera un échec commercial et critique.
Paul Anderson enchaîne avec Soldier avec Kurt Russell, écrit par David Webb Peoples et qui lorgne vers Blade Runner, puis dirige Event Horizon, le vaisseau de l'au-delà (Event Horizon), un film d'horreur spatial clairement influencé par Alien ou Hellraiser. Celui-ci reçoit un accueil timide qu'Anderson attribuera aux coupes imposées par les producteurs.

Avec un budget plus réduit, Paul Anderson s'attelle à la série Resident Evil avec Milla Jovovich dans le rôle principal ; il en réalise le premier volet. Il écrit et réalise dans la même période Alien vs Predator dont l'histoire se situe au croisement chronologique des deux fameuses sagas (après Predator 2 mais avant Alien).

Après le succès du premier Resident Evil, la production décide d'en mettre un second en chantier. Paul Anderson ne le réalisera pas, mais il participera au scénario et à la production. Ce deuxième volet, toujours avec Milla Jovovich, s'intitule Resident Evil : Apocalypse (sorti en 2004). Il réitère ses exploits toujours en tant que scénariste et producteur en 2007 avec le 3e volet censé être le dernier intitulé Resident Evil : Extinction.

Il produit une autre adaptation de jeu vidéo culte en 2007, Dead or Alive. Puis en 2008 il réalise Death Race, intitulé Course à la mort dans sa version française, avec pour star l'acteur Jason Statham. Ce film est un remake de La Course à la mort de l'an 2000 sorti en 1975.

Il est ensuite choisi par la production des 3 volets Resident Evil pour mettre en scène le quatrième volet officiellement lancé sur les rails, il le réalise alors en 3D et sera le seul de la quadrilogie à bénéficier de cette technologie. Ce film, qui réunit une nouvelle fois sa femme à la ville Milla Jovovich mais aussi la star de la série Heroes, Ali Larter et la star de la série Prison Break Wentworth Miller, est sorti en France le 22 septembre 2010.

Paul Anderson est depuis le 22 août 2009 le mari de l'actrice Milla Jovovich, et tous deux sont les parents d'Ever Gabo, née le 3 novembre 2007 à Los Angeles. Milla Jovovich a accouché le 1er avril 2015 à Los Angeles de sa seconde fille Dashiel Edan.

Après Resident Evil: Afterlife, Paul Anderson s'est attelé à la réalisation du film Les Trois Mousquetaires. La réception du film fin 2011 est mitigée, mettant en cause le travail de la société distributrice, trop occupé avec Twilight chapitre 4. La colère le pousse à assurer lui-même la promotion au Japon, en compagnie de sa femme.
Il prépare ensuite la 5e aventure d'Alice pour le film Resident Evil: Retribution 3D, et signe par la même occasion son troisième film issu de cette franchise.

Il enchaîne par la suite avec le péplum Pompéi au succès mitigé puis écrit et réalise Resident Evil : Chapitre final.

Best films

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
(Director)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
(Director)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
(Director)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
(Scriptwriter)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
(Director)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
(Scriptwriter)

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Filmography of Paul W.S. Anderson (20 films)

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Director

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, 1h46
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Clonage, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Sienna Guillory, Iain Glen, Li Bingbing (李冰冰)
Rating55% 2.7551152.7551152.7551152.7551152.755115
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead hordes, Alice returns to where the nightmare began, Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time, Alice joins forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in a battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella's impending attack, this will be Alice's most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity.
Pompeii
Pompeii (2014)
, 1h45
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films
Actors Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Jessica Lucas, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Rating54% 2.7490152.7490152.7490152.7490152.749015
The film opens with scenes of plaster casts of the victims of Pompeii as quotes on the destruction are made.
Resident Evil: Retribution, 1h35
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Themes Clonage, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodríguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer
Rating54% 2.702872.702872.702872.702872.70287
Alice (Milla Jovovich) and the others on the Umbrella Corporation freighter Arcadia face an attack by a fleet of tiltrotors led by Alice's former ally, Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), who is being mind controlled by Umbrella through a scarab device attached to her chest. Alice causes a tiltrotor to crash into Arcadia, resulting in an explosion that knocks her out and into the water. The fates of Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield and K-Mart are ambiguous.
The Three Musketeers, 1h50
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Steampunk films, Histoire de France
Actors Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Mads Mikkelsen, Milla Jovovich
Rating57% 2.8500552.8500552.8500552.8500552.850055
In Venice at the beginning of the 17th century, the Three Musketeers, Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans), with the help of Athos' longtime lover, Milady de Winter (Milla Jovovich), steal airship blueprints made by Leonardo da Vinci. However, they are betrayed by Milady, who gives the blueprints to the Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom). Upon returning to France, the Musketeers are forced to disband by Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) for their failure, and they end up on the streets of Paris.
Resident Evil: Afterlife, 1h37
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Clonage, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Spencer Locke, Sienna Guillory
Rating58% 2.901432.901432.901432.901432.90143
A year after the events of Extinction, the Alice clones (Milla Jovovich) attempt to kill Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts) at the current Umbrella Headquarters, Tokyo. The clones manage to kill the entire branch, but Wesker makes his way to his private charter tiltrotor plane and escapes before activating a bomb, leaving a massive sinkhole. However, the real Alice boarded his aircraft beforehand. As she pulls a gun on him, Wesker injects her with Anti-Virus before the lack of a pilot makes the aircraft crash in the mountains outside Tokyo. Only Alice emerges from the crash alive.
Death Race
Death Race (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Auto racing films, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Chase films
Actors Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan
Rating63% 3.198313.198313.198313.198313.19831
In 2012, the economy of the US completely collapses, causing unemployment and crime rates to skyrocket, and a sharp increase of convicted criminals, which leads to privatized prisons for profit. Hennessey (Joan Allen) is the warden of Terminal Island Penitentiary, as which she earns her profits from the pay-per-view broadcast of a modern gladiator game called "Death Race," with the prisoners as the players.
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, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan
Rating56% 2.8006852.8006852.8006852.8006852.800685
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).
Resident Evil, 1h40
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodríguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon
Rating66% 3.3484653.3484653.3484653.3484653.348465
Underneath Raccoon City exists a genetic research facility called the Hive, owned by the Umbrella Corporation. A thief steals the genetically engineered T-virus and contaminates the Hive with it. In response, the facility's artificial intelligence, the Red Queen, seals the Hive and kills everyone inside.
The Sight
The Sight (2000)
, 1h26
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Tighe, Amanda Redman, Honor Blackman, Julian Firth, Alexander Armstrong
Rating61% 3.099533.099533.099533.099533.09953
Michael Lewis, un jeune architecte Américain est à Londres pour restaurer un vieil hôtel d'époque. Mais il est en proie à des visions, des mauvais rêves qui vont le pousser dans une aventure policière dont il ne pouvait se douter ...
Soldier
Soldier (1998)
, 1h39
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera
Actors Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Connie Nielsen, Michael Chiklis, Gary Busey, Sean Pertwee
Rating60% 3.0003953.0003953.0003953.0003953.000395
In 1996, as part of a new military training program, a group of orphaned infants are selected at birth and raised as highly disciplined soldiers with no understanding of anything but military routine. They are trained to be ruthless professionals, and all those considered to be physically or mentally unworthy are executed. The survivors are turned into ultimate fighting machines, but have no understanding of the outside world.
Event Horizon, 1h36
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Ghost films, Space opera
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Richard T. Jones
Rating66% 3.3490853.3490853.3490853.3490853.349085
In 2047, the rescue vessel Lewis and Clark is dispatched to answer a distress signal received from the Event Horizon, a starship that disappeared during its maiden voyage to Proxima Centauri seven years before. Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) and his crew — Lieutenant Starck (Joely Richardson), Pilot Smith (Sean Pertwee), Medical Technician Peters (Kathleen Quinlan), Engineer Ensign Justin (Jack Noseworthy), Rescue Technician Cooper (Richard T. Jones), and Trauma Doctor D.J. (Jason Isaacs) — are joined for the mission by the Event Horizon's designer, Dr. William Weir (Sam Neill). Dr. Weir briefs the crew, telling them that the Event Horizon was built to test an experimental gravity drive. This drive generates an artificial black hole and uses its immense gravitational power to bridge two points in spacetime, greatly reducing travel time over astronomical distances.
Mortal Kombat, 1h41
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Talisa Soto, Christopher Lambert
Rating57% 2.899032.899032.899032.899032.89903
The film is centered on Mortal Kombat, a fight tournament between the representatives the realms of Earth and Outworld conceived by the Elder Gods amid looming invasion of the Earth by Outworld. If the realm of Outworld wins Mortal Kombat ten consecutive times, its Emperor Shao Kahn will be able to invade and conquer the Earth realm.
Shopping
Shopping (1994)
, 1h47
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Sean Pertwee, Sean Bean, Marianne Faithfull, Jonathan Pryce
Rating54% 2.7044352.7044352.7044352.7044352.704435
Billy et Jo volent des voitures de sport dans le but d'exploser des vitrines de magasins. Certains le font pour de l'argent. Eux, c'est leur façon de faire du shopping… Après l'arrestation de Billy, Tommy s'approprie leur territoire. Mais Billy compte bien reprendre le pouvoir dès sa sortie de prison, ils vont s'affronter dans des courses-poursuites dévastatrices. Leur objectif commun sera de casser, détruire, pulvériser !

Scriptwriter

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, 1h46
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Clonage, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Sienna Guillory, Iain Glen, Li Bingbing (李冰冰)
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.7551152.7551152.7551152.7551152.755115
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead hordes, Alice returns to where the nightmare began, Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time, Alice joins forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in a battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella's impending attack, this will be Alice's most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity.
Death Race: Inferno, 1h45
Directed by Roel Reiné
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Prison films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Auto racing films, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Chase films
Actors Luke Goss, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Tanit Phoenix, Dougray Scott, Frederick Koehler
Roles Story
Rating55% 2.75042.75042.75042.75042.7504
Death Race owner R.H. Weyland (Ving Rhames) has been forced to sell the rights to Niles York (Dougray Scott), a British billionaire who acquired the rights by hostile takeover. York reveals he intends to relocate Death Race to the deserts of Africa as a Transcontinental Race. Before leaving, Weyland arranges Lucas to have surgery to heal the infected and deadly scars on his face sustained from his gruesome crash. With Carl Lucas, also known as Frankenstein (Luke Goss), one win away from gaining his freedom, York coaches Lucas to lose his races and threatens his life if he fails to comply.