Stephen Sommers

Stephen Sommers

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

Lowest Rated: 12% 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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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
12% 30% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Producer $102.2M 2008
24% 57% Van Helsing Director,
Writer,
Producer
$120.0M 2004
No Score Yet 53% Van Helsing: The London Assignment Executive Producer - 2004
41% 38% The Scorpion King Writer,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$90.3M 2002
47% 63% The Mummy Returns Director,
Writer
$202.0M 2001
61% 75% The Mummy Director,
Screenwriter,
Screenwriter
- 1999
30% 43% Deep Rising Director,
Writer
$11.2M 1998
25% 42% Tom and Huck Screenwriter $23.9M 1995
80% 55% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Director $43.2M 1994
73% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Director,
Writer
$23.8M 1993
No Score Yet 78% Catch Me if You Can Director - 1989