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With his adaptation of Marvel's homegrown antihero The Punisherscreenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh makes his directorial debut.
As a writer, Hensleigh's credits include Die Hard: How many years of being a writer in Hollywood did it take you to decide that what you really wanted to do was direct? Yeah, I mean, that's what I really wanted to do.
I wasn't really happy, at least recently, with the directorial effort of a lot of the screenplays that I wrote. I just thought that, if I was going to put my whole life into a screenplay, then I was going to want to see it to the screen.
How do you, as a writer, view the adaptation process necessary for you as a director? No, it was easier for me. And everyone kept urging me to direct.
When you say that you approach a script from a directorial point of view, how do you define that? In other words, I was probably a little bit more heavy-handed in building an action sequence, in describing cut by cut, visual by visual, what the sequence should look like.
And a lot of directors really like that, because they could board the sequence very easily. But I was also taking part in the storyboard process as well. How much is that level of involvement a function of the collaborators you had on those projects?
Oh, I was never told to go away. Every single project, I was on the set and integrally involved. I was on the set every day.
How much protection does that position afford you as a writer? I mean, those pictures I was brought in by Disney to rewrite the script and then to executive produce and work with the director, and Jerry Bruckheimer. I was sort of his point person on the set.
Again, everybody in town has expected me to do this for several years now.
Was there a reticence on your part, or no opportunity was presenting itself? Everything I brought to the studios, they didn't like, and everything the studios offered me, I didn't like. Or they've been told that that's the ultimate power in Hollywood, so they think that's where their career should naturally go.
And I just don't see it that way, and I didn't want to make a bad film. That I felt was compromised from the incipience, you know? So I just waited. And I'm very glad I did.
I dodged a lot of bullets, I think.Jonathan Blair Hensleigh: Height: 6' 3" ( m) He re-wrote the whole script for The Rock () without credit, which he tried desperately to achieve via WGA arbitration. He did uncredited re-writes on Con Air () and the remake of Gone in Sixty Seconds () .
Mar 11, · Clearly agreeing with the old biddy, the film’s director and co-writer, Jonathan Hensleigh, never misses an opportunity to mythologize the meatheads who populate his script.
Jonathan Hensleigh, Writer: Armageddon. One of the most prolific screenwriters in the action/adventure genre, Jonathan started his career writing episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles () for George Lucas and ABC. He wrote Die Hard with a Vengeance (), re-conceived from his original spec script "Simon Says".
He followed that with Jumanji (). A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays as well as various reports and news articles that may be of interest to the public.
Writers' texts are . I noticed that the guy who scripted this, Jonathan Hensleigh, also wrote The Saint and Armageddon, two movies high on action and low on body count. Holy fuck, a little deeper research reveals that this Hensleigh guy is a close collaborator with none other than .
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