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Philip Eisner
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Writer
First: Event Horizon (1997)

Philip Eisner is a film screenwriter best known for writing the 1997 sci-fi/horror movie Event Horizon. The concept of the film was put together following a family tragedy where Eisner threw himself into his work. He conceived of the story as The Shining in space, which is how he pitched it to the producers of Paramount Pictures who gave it the green light. They hired Paul W.S. Anderson, director of Mortal Kombat to direct the film.

In 2002 Philip Eisner wrote the script for Firestarter 2: Rekindled, which was a sequel to the 1984 film Firestarter based on the book by Stephen King.

In 2008, Philip wrote the screenplay for the Simon Hunter film The Mutant Chronicles, which was based on a roleplaying game and released theatrically in 2009.

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  • Philip Eisner also appeared as himself on the documentary The Making of the Mutant Chronicles.

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