Zak Penn


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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: Spaceknight (screenplay) (announced)
  The Karate Kid 2 (screenplay) (announced)
  Beacon 23 (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2021 Free Guy (screenplay by) (completed)
 2020 Jack Slater V (Short) (characters)
 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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Personal Quote:

If you want to do only what you want, be prepared to make no money. If you want to get paid, you're going to have to do something that people want to see. And I've tried pretty hard to balance those two things without getting angry. It's not like, I'm an important artist so I deserve to be rich and do whatever I want to do. See more »

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

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