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Michael Dougherty
IMG 1854
Biological Information
Birthplace

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Date of birth

October 28, 1974

Gender

Male

Affiliation Information
Occupation

Director
Producer
Screenwriter

IMDB

IMDB

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Website

Official website

Other site(s)

Twitter

Notable work

Superman Returns (2006)

First film

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

Michael Dougherty is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, known for his work with Dan Harris on the scripts for Bryan Singer's 2003 and 2006 films, X2 and Superman Returns, respectively.

He is also known for writing and directing the 2007 cult horror anthology film, Trick 'r Treat. He directed, co-wrote, and produced the 2015 Christmas horror-comedy film, Krampus. He has been tasked with directing and co-writing the 2019 MonsterVerse film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. He has also contributed to the script for the upcoming 2020 MonsterVerse film, Godzilla vs. Kong.

Filmography

Directing credits

  • Trick 'r Treat (2007)
  • Trick 'r Treat: Making Friends (2010)
  • Krampus (2015)

Writing credits

  • X2 (2003)
  • Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Trivia

  • In an interview, Dougherty revealed his distaste towards Tristar's Godzilla, commenting "Godzilla in 1998 was like a mere oversized dinosaur, lacking mythical or spiritual factors necessary for monster movies" and "I love the movie Godzilla: Final Wars because Godzilla crushed that fake Zilla".[1]
    • In the same interview, Dougherty noted that Anguirus, Biollante, and Mechagodzilla are some of his favorite monsters, and at one point he wanted Biollante to appear in his 2019 film, and if there will be a chance to make a sequel he would put the spotlight on Biollante and Gigan.
  • As revealed in one interview, Dougherty has a soft spot towards Rodan, claiming he is more powerful than Godzilla.[2]
  • In another interview, in August 2017, Mike went so far as to say King of the Monsters is to Godzilla what Aliens was to Alien.[3]
  • In an interview with Total Film Magazine, Dougherty revealed that he wanted to put the "God" back in "Godzilla"; he went on to explain that, growing up, he and Zach Shields didn't see Godzilla and the other Titans as men in rubber suits, or as the results of science experemints gone wrong, rather, they saw them as similar to beings like dragons, giants, the Old Ones or any other mythological beasts and creatures so wondrous and magnificent that they defy comprehension.[4]
  • As revealed in one interview with Dougherty, he stated that with King of the Monsters, his intent was to combine the grounded texture of Godzilla with the vibrant colors of Kong: Skull Island.[5]

References

Staff
Directors
Showa era Ishiro HondaEiji TsuburayaSFX directorMotoyoshi OdaKoji HashimotoKoichi KawakitaAssistant SFX directorJun FukudaYoshimitsu BannoMikio Naruse
Heisei era Kazuki OmoriTakao Okawara
Millennium series Takao OkawaraMasaaki TezukaShusuke KanekoHirofumi IshigakiRyuhei Kitamura
TriStar Pictures Roland Emmerich
MonsterVerse Gareth EdwardsJordan Vogt-Roberts
Toho reboot series Hideaki AnnoShinji HiguchiKobun ShizunoHiroyuki Seshita
Miscellaneous Willis O'Brien
Producers
Showa era Tomoyuki Tanaka
Millennium series Shogo Tomiyama
TriStar Pictures Dean Devlin
MonsterVerse Thomas TullJon JashniMary ParentBrian RogersYoshimitsu Banno
Writers
Showa era Shinichi SekizawaTakeo MurataTakeshi Kimura
Heisei era Kazuki Omori
Millennium series Wataru Mimura
TriStar Pictures Dean Devlin
MonsterVerse Max Borenstein
Toho reboot series Hideaki Anno
Composers
Showa era Akira IfukubeMasaru Sato
Heisei era Reijiro KorokuKouichi SugiyamaTakayuki Hattori
Millennium series Michiru OshimaKow Otani
MonsterVerse Alexandre DesplatHenry Jackman
Toho reboot series Shiro SagisuTakayuki Hattori
Actors and actresses
Showa era Akira TakaradaAkihiko HirataMomoko KochiTakashi ShimuraFuyuki MurakamiRaymond BurrHiroshi KoizumiTadao TakashimaHideyo AmamotoKumi MizunoSusumu KurobeSeiji ŌnakaKoji FuruhataDon MessickTGPH
Heisei era Megumi OdakaMasahiro TakashimaJirō DanMayumi ŌkuwaKaori AizawaKenichirō Shimamura
Millennium series Natalia D. AdamsOrga vocalizations
Paramount Pictures Peter CullenKing Kong vocalizations
TriStar Pictures Frank WelkerGodzilla vocalizations
MonsterVerse Aaron Taylor-JohnsonKen WatanabeElizabeth OlsenJuliette BinocheSally HawkinsDavid StrathairnBryan CranstonCarson BoldeCJ AdamsAl SapienzaTom HiddlestonSamuel L. JacksonJohn GoodmanBrie LarsonJing TianToby KebbellJohn OrtizCorey HawkinsJason MitchellShea WhighamThomas MannJohn C. ReillyMillie Bobby BrownKyle ChandlerVera FarmigaO'Shea Jackson Jr.Aisha HindsAnthony RamosCharles DanceRandell HavensThomas MiddleditchBradley WhitfordZhang Ziyi
Toho reboot series Ren MatsuzawaMiwa SasakiHiroki HasegawaYutaka TakenouchiSatomi IshiharaMamoru MiyanoTakahiro SakuraiKana HanazawaTomokazu SugitaYuuki KajiJunichi Suwabe
Suit actors
Showa era Haruo NakajimaKatsumi TezukaHiroshi SekitaKōji SoraSatoshi FuruyaKoetsu OmiyaShinji TakagiHideto OdachiIsao ZushiTadakki WatanabeToru Kawai
Heisei era Wataru FukudaRyō HaritaniKenpachiro SatsumaHurricane Ryu HarikenTsutomu KitagawaMizuho YoshidaAkira OhashiToshinori Sasaki
Millennium series Rie OtaToshinori SasakiHirofumi IshigakiKazuhiro Yoshida
TriStar Pictures Kurt Carley
MonsterVerse T.J. Storm
Toho reboot series Mansai Nomura
Printed media
Heisei era Noriyoshi OhraiHurricane Ryu Hariken
IDW Publishing Chris MowryMatt FrankJeff ZornowPriscilla Tramontano
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