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Zak Penn


Zak Penn's career began as a screenwriter when he sold his first script, Last Action Hero, at the age of twenty-three. Since then, Penn has become known for his work on numerous films based on Marvel comics, including X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers. He has also dabbled in other genres, writing scripts for ... See full bio »

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(2018)
The Avengers Writer
(2012)
(2008)
(2003)

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  ROM (screenplay) (announced)
  The Karate Kid 2 (screenplay) (announced)
 2018 Ready Player One (screenplay by)
 2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers (Video Game) (story "The Avengers" - uncredited)
 2012 Avengers Assemble in the Playroom (Video short) (story - uncredited)
  Alphas (TV Series) (creator - 23 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (written by - 2 episodes, 2011) (story - 1 episode, 2011) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2011)
- God's Eye (2012) ... (creator)
- Need to Know (2012) ... (creator)
- If Memory Serves (2012) ... (creator)
- Life After Death (2012) ... (creator)
- The Devil Will Drag You Under (2012) ... (creator)
 2012 The Avengers (story)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2007 The Grand (written by)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (written by)
 2006 X-Men: The Official Game (Video Game) (screenplay & story)
 2005 Fantastic Four (Video Game)
 2005 Elektra (written by)
 2004 Suspect Zero (screenplay) / (story)
 2004 Incident at Loch Ness (written by)
 2003 X2: X-Men United (story)
 2001 Behind Enemy Lines (screenplay)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (screenplay)
 1994 PCU (written by)
 1993 Last Action Hero (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 Last Action Hero (story)
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[his experience co-writing the original draft of Last Action Hero (1993)] The weird thing is that The Simpsons (1989) inspired it in the first place....We thought, 'If this show can destroy genres even as it embraces them, why can't we do it in live action?' But somewhere along the way, the movie got lost. And nobody came out smelling like a rose. (...) We dubbed it 'Reverse Purple Rose' after we... See more »

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Close friends with documentary film makers Louis Theroux and Werner Herzog. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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