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      Stephen Sommers

      Stephen Sommers

      Highest Rated: 80% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994)

      Lowest Rated: 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

      Birthday: Mar 20, 1962

      Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

      Young American filmmaker came straight out of film school to direct his first feature, the low-budgeted actioner, "Catch Me if You Can" (1989). On the basis of that film and his script for "The Adventures of Huck Finn," Disney offered Sommers a "director's test," a two-scene $20,000 short with one day's filming. Impressed with the results, Disney allowed Sommers to direct his script for "Huck Finn" (1993) and offered him a two year production deal. He scripted the less successful western yarn "Gunmen" (1994), then attained solid critical and commercial success with his direction and co-scripting for the remake of "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book" (1994) loosely based on the classic tale of a young boy raised in the wild.

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      VAN HELSING, Hugh Jackman, Director Stephen Sommers, 2004 (c) Universal G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, producer Bob Ducsay (eyeglasses), director Stephen Sommers (white shirt), Dennis Quaid (military uniform), cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen (front right), producer David Womark (right), on set, 2009. Ph: Frank Masi/©Paramount G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, from left: producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, director Stephen Sommers, on set, 2009. Ph: Frank Masi/©Paramount VAN HELSING, Producer Bob Ducsay, Director Stephen Sommers, 2004 (c) Universal VAN HELSING, director Stephen Sommers (far right), on set, 2004. ©Universal G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, director Stephen Sommers, on set, 2009. Ph: Frank Masi/©Paramount Face Off, from left: Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Neville Page, Stephen Sommers, 'Sexy Beasts', Season 6, Ep. #1, 01/14/2014, ©SYFY Face Off, Stephen Sommers (L), McKenzie Westmore (R), 'Sexy Beasts', Season 6, Ep. #1, 01/14/2014, ©SYFY

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      38% 65% Odd Thomas Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2013
      29% 48% G.I. Joe: Retaliation Executive Producer $122.5M 2013
      No Score Yet 15% The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption Executive Producer - 2012
      33% 50% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Director,
      Executive Producer
      $150.2M 2009
      No Score Yet 18% The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior Producer - 2008
      13% 30% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Producer $102.2M 2008
      No Score Yet 53% Van Helsing: The London Assignment Executive Producer - 2004
      24% 57% Van Helsing Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $120.0M 2004
      41% 38% The Scorpion King Writer,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $90.3M 2002
      46% 63% The Mummy Returns Director,
      Writer
      $202.0M 2001
      60% 75% The Mummy Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Screenwriter
      - 1999
      32% 43% Deep Rising Director,
      Writer
      $11.2M 1998
      25% 42% Tom and Huck Screenwriter $23.9M 1995
      80% 56% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Director $43.2M 1994
      75% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Director,
      Writer
      $23.8M 1993
      No Score Yet 78% Catch Me if You Can Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1989