Michael Dougherty

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Michael Dougherty
Born(1974-10-28) October 28, 1974 (age 39)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
OccupationWriter, director
Website
mikedougherty.com
 
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Michael Dougherty
Born(1974-10-28) October 28, 1974 (age 39)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
OccupationWriter, director
Website
mikedougherty.com

Michael Dougherty is a screenwriter who is known for his work with Dan Harris on the scripts for Bryan Singer's films X2 and Superman Returns. He's also known for writing and directing the cult horror film Trick 'r Treat.[1] On October 28, 2013 at a special screening, it was announced to the surprise of the audience that a sequel will be produced by Legendary Pictures.[2]

Early life[edit]

Dougherty attended the Tisch School of Arts at New York University in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, which is where he produced Season's Greetings (1996).[3]

Was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio

Career[edit]

His directorial debut, Trick 'r Treat, is based on his own script, and was produced by Bryan Singer.[4] It played at several film festivals, before being released on DVD on October 6, 2009 in the US and Canada.[5]

Personal life[edit]

His mother is Vietnamese. Dougherty is an artist and some of his artwork is displayed on his official website.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmDirectorProducerWriterOtherNotes
1996Season's GreetingsYesYesYesEditor
2003X2Yes
2006Superman ReturnsYes
2007Trick 'r TreatYesYesYesexecutive producer
2010Making FriendsYesYesYesexecutive producer
2016X-Men: ApocalypseYes

Awards[edit]

Comic books[edit]

Director Bryan Singer and Superman Returns screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris provided the plots to four comic book prequels to Superman Returns. The four forty-page comic book prequels were published by DC Comics throughout the month of June 2006 and bridged the gap between the second Superman film and Superman Returns.

Summary: In the first of the four prequels, fans will revisit the Man of Steel’s origins and witness how the world has been transformed in Superman’s absence.
Summary: The second special conceived by Bryan Singer and illustrated by Karl Kerschl spotlights the life of the woman who raised the Man of Tomorrow—and explores how she survived a world without Superman.
Summary: Lex Luthor always dreamed of a world without a Superman. How will Superman’s arch-nemesis react when he finally gets what he’s wanted for so many years?
Summary: Lois Lane has loved... and lost... the Man of Steel. How will this intrepid reporter rebound from Superman’s absence?

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