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1. The Karate Kid 2

Action, Drama | Announced

Plot is unknown.

Writers: Jeremiah Friedman, Nick Palmer, Zak Penn, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris | Star: Jackie Chan

2. Untitled Transformers Spin-off

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot undisclosed.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Matt Holloway, Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum, Ken Nolan, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner

3. Dirty Dozen

Action, Drama, War | Announced

A U.S. Army major is assigned to lead a squad of twelve condemned soldier-prisoners on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in WWII.

Writers: Josh Appelbaum, E.M. Nathanson, André Nemec, Zak Penn, Scott Rosenberg

4. Black Chapter

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

An FBI agent is recruited to work on a top secret astral projection program run by the military.

Writers: Danny McBride, Zak Penn | Director: Len Wiseman

5. The Argonauts

Drama | Announced

An original take on the classic Greek tale of Jason leading a crew of sailors on a search for the Golden Fleece.

Writer: Zak Penn

6. Untitled Chris Morgan/Zak Penn Sci-Fi Project

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot undisclosed.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Zak Penn

7. Ready Player One (2018)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Filming

When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. And contest users are willing to kill to win.

Writers: Ernest Cline, Zak Penn, Eric Eason | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller

8. Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018)

Action, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'.

Writers: Travis Beacham, Emily Carmichael, Derek Connolly, Zak Penn, Kira Snyder, Jon Spaihts, Guillermo del Toro | Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, John Boyega

9. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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44 Metascore

A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, Peter Baynham | Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder

Votes: 37,995 | Gross: $6.86M

10. The Insiders on TheLipTV (2014– )
Episode: Zak Penn (2015)

Talk-Show

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Writer: Joseph Kanarek | Director: Kevin Hamedani | Stars: Zak Penn, Sebastian Twardosz

11. Atari: Game Over (2014)

TV-14 | 66 min | Documentary

6.7
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A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler, Paul Sanchez

Votes: 3,795

12. The Insiders on TheLipTV (2014– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Sebastian Twardosz, Trevor Groth, Gregg Bishop, Max Borenstein

13. On Story (2011– )
Episode: Constructing Comic Book Movies (2013)

Talk-Show

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The creative minds behind the films THOR, THE AVENGERS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE GREEN LANTERN, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS divulge the complexities of heroes & villains. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Green, Barry Josephson, Ashley Miller, Zak Penn

14. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Writers: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn | Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 990,473 | Gross: $623.28M

15. Avengers Assemble in the Playroom (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.9
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Panic breaks out in the playroom and the Avengers are assembled to save the day.

Stars: Jessica Fildes, James Fildes

Votes: 21

16. Dakota (2012– )

Drama

6.9
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A female poker player on a short losing streak is invited to a high stakes home game, but the stakes for her young son are what matter most.

Stars: Jena Malone, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel, Wilfred Biggs

Votes: 44

17. Dakota (2012– )
Episode: Almost Up $6,640 (2012)

8 min | Drama

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Dakota plays her last hand of the night, with a little help.

Writer: Ami Canaan Mann | Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Jena Malone, Wilfred Biggs, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel

18. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Alpha Dogs (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An investigation leads Harken and Hicks to go undercover in a secret, underground Alphas-only Fight Club where they meet "Kat", an energetic fellow Alpha whose can instantly memorize any physical or mental skill.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 187

19. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Alphaville (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Rosen and his team travel to a remote village of Alphas to ask Skylar Adams to look into the function of the photo stimulator. But Parish has people in the village, and soon the lives of both Skylar and her daughter, Zoe, are in jeopardy.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 170

20. Dakota (2012– )
Episode: Down $1,170 (2012)

9 min | Drama

8.0
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Dakota braves a high-stakes game and gets some unexpected company.

Writer: Ami Canaan Mann | Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Jena Malone, Wilfred Biggs, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel

Votes: 5

21. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Falling (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Kat goes undercover to investigate the source of a street drug that makes its user invincible, while Rosen works to confirm his suspicions about Dani's being an informant for Parish. Meanwhile, Hicks suspects that his son may be an Alpha.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 140

22. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Gaslight (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A powerful Alpha seems to have lost his mind and is attacking people at a hospital forcing, but as the team tracks him down they each begin to lose touch with reality.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 172

23. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: God's Eye (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Separated from the team and haunted by vivid hallucinations of his daughter, Dani, an injured and increasingly desperate Doctor Rosen seeks a final confrontation with Alpha leader Stanton Parish.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 218

24. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Gods and Monsters (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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When Jason Miller returns to school, he uses his newly-enhanced Alpha ability to form a neural network of classmates who bend to his will. Rosen begrudgingly agrees to team up with Stanton Parish to get Jason to release his mind slaves.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Mairzee Almas | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 165

25. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: If Memory Serves (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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It's Midnight Run, Alphas-style as Hicks and Kat transport a valuable Parish asset: a babbling, off-his-nuts memory sponge Alpha named Mitchell. Mitchell just might hold the strategic intel... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 144

26. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Life After Death (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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How does one grieve and move on from a terrible loss? Everyone's process is different. Dani's shocking death at the hands of Parish leaves Rosen and the team grasping for lifelines.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: J. Miller Tobin | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 140

27. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Need to Know (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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When Rosen kidnaps and interrogates an Alpha prisoner, the team wonders how far Rosen will go in seeking revenge for the death of his daughter.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 141

28. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: The Devil Will Drag You Under (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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When Hicks turns defector and beginning working for Parish, Rosen and the team can only wonder: has Hicks truly turned, or is he playing a deeper game involving Dani?

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 154

29. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: The Quick and the Dead (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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On the hunt for a killer with super-speed, our team realizes his search has lead him directly to them, with deadly consequences.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Michael Nankin | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 181

30. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Wake Up Call (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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The alphas rescue Dr. Rosen's estranged alpha daughter from an assassin. She carries a carefully coded message stolen from Red Flag. But Dr. Rosen suspects it's a ruse which leads him to take precipitous action.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 245

31. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: When Push Comes to Shove (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The Team investigates an Alpha-related crime spree leading to one of their own, who is in the midst of a dangerous emotional breakdown. Our Team races to stop them before they hurt themself or someone else.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Omar Madha | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 193

32. Conversations with Hollywood (2011– )
Episode: Writing Action Movies (2012)

Talk-Show

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Screenwriters ZAK PENN (The Avengers, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) and WILLIAM C. MARTELL (Black Thunder, Night Hunter) discuss the craft of writing action films and share ... See full summary »

Director: Lana Morgan | Stars: William C. Martell, Zak Penn, Bill Lundy

33. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for.

Creators: Michael Karnow, Zak Penn | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 23,817

34. On Story (2011– )

27 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Álvaro Rodríguez, Damon Lindelof, Matthew Weiner, Roberto Orci

Votes: 16

35. Conversations with Hollywood (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Screenwriters, producers and entertainment industry professionals share inside perspectives on writing, filmmaking and navigating show business - along with practical tips on breaking into Hollywood and stories of their journey to success.

Stars: Bill Lundy, David Alex Kurtz, Michael Engel, Mark Fergus

36. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: A Short Time in Paradise (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Dr, Rosen is forced to challenge his most cherished values when he encounters an alpha leading a personality cult who sincerely wants to create a paradise for all humanity, a dream his ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 259

37. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Anger Management (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The team moves to new offices following the attack on Rosen; violent riots break out on the east coast, which are linked to a runaway teen.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 315

38. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Bill and Gary pursue an outside case, putting their Alpha powers to the ultimate test. Featuring guest star Alaina Huffman.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 255

39. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Blind Spot (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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As the Alpha team attempts to interrogate an alpha doctor, who wants to create more alphas, an invisible alpha attempts to abduct him. Dr. Rosen struggles to determine who is the more dangerous.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 246

40. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Catch and Release (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The alpha team rescues an alpha from a group of hooded thugs, then discover she is a former associate of Dr. Rosen who wants nothing to do with him.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 294

41. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Cause and Effect (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A problematic former patient of Rosen's escapes as Rosen is getting acquainted with his Department of Defense liaison, and the rest of the team tries to balance their normal lives with ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 323

42. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Never Let Me Go (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Agent Sullivan (guest star Valerie Cruz) credentials Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) and his team as members of the Defense Criminal Investigation Service and their first case takes them to ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 266

43. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Original Sin (2011)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) and his team must decide who to trust when Red Flag, led by Stanton Parish (guest star John Pyper-Ferguson), escalates the war on the Department of Defense.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 275

44. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Pilot (2011)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Ominous messages steer a man to a building's rooftop, where he executes an improbable shooting in the opener of the series following a team of people with extraordinary abilities who ... See full summary »

Writers: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 457

45. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Rosetta (2011)

PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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During a raid against Red Flag an unknown Alpha is discovered. Gary bonds heavily with her while the rest of the team tries to define the extent of their enemies reach.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 285

46. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: The Unusual Suspects (2011)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Dr. Rosen's alpha group is abducted by Nathan because he suspects one of them is a Red Flag conspirator.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: J. Miller Tobin | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 224

47. More Tales from the Script (2010 Video)

47 min | Documentary

9.0
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Fascinating unheard stories from top screenwriters.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: John August, John Brancato, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen

Votes: 9

48. Advice for New Screenwriters (2010 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Priceless tips and inspiration for beginners.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Jane Anderson, John August, John Brancato, Joe Forte

49. Tales from the Script (2009)

105 min | Documentary

7.2
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Writers: Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,221 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Writers on Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller (2009 Video)

Documentary

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Writers active in the action and adventure sphere discuss how they keep us on the edge of our seats, biting our nails.

Stars: David S. Goyer, Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn, Daniel Petrie Jr.