Biography

Born and raised in Minnesota, Stephen Sommers went on to attend St. John’s University before transferring to the University of Seville in Spain.  After graduating, he spent the next several years managing rock bands throughout Europe. Relocating to Los Angeles, Sommers enrolled in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and spent the next three years earning a Masters Degree in Film Production.  Upon writing and directing an award-winning student film, Perfect Alibi, he was granted the opportunity to write and direct his first feature-length motion picture – a story set in the world of high school drag racing entitled Catch Me If You Can. From there, Sommers went on to create such well-known and beloved adaptations as The Adventures of Huck Finn and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, both for Walt Disney Pictures.  He also wrote and executive produced Disney’s adventure film Tom and Huck before returning to the director’s chair for the suspense-thriller Deep Rising. The next year, Sommers wrote, directed and produced the first installment of The Mummy franchise for Universal Studios.  That film and its sequel, The Mummy Returns, have grossed over eight-hundred and forty million dollars worldwide.  His next monster blockbuster was the action-adventure epic Van Helsing, released in 2004, which did over three-hundred million dollars at the box office.  Following his producing duties on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – which made the trilogy a billion dollar franchise - Sommers wrote, directed and produced G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for Paramount Studios.  Stephen currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two daughters. Bio from official homepage.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Stephen Sommers went on to attend St. John’s University before transferring to the University of Seville in Spain.  After graduating, he spent the next several years managing rock bands throughout Europe. Relocating to Los Angeles, Sommers enrolled in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and spent the next three years earning a Masters Degree in Film Production.  Upon writing and directing an award-winning student film, Perfect Alibi, he was granted the opportunity to write and direct his first feature-length motion picture – a story set in the world of high school drag racing entitled Catch Me If You Can. From there, Sommers went on to create such well-known and beloved adaptations as The Adventures of Huck Finn and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, both for Walt Disney Pictures.  He also wrote and executive produced Disney’s adventure film Tom and Huck before returning to the director’s chair for the suspense-thriller Deep Rising. The next year, Sommers wrote, directed and produced the first installment of The Mummy franchise for Universal Studios.  That film and its sequel, The Mummy Returns, have grossed over eight-hundred and forty million dollars worldwide.  His next monster blockbuster was the action-adventure epic Van Helsing, released in 2004, which did over three-hundred million dollars at the box office.  Following his producing duties on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – which made the trilogy a billion dollar franchise - Sommers wrote, directed and produced G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for Paramount Studios.  Stephen currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two daughters. Bio from official homepage.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1962-03-20

Place of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Official Site http://www.stephensommers.com

Also Known As

  • Στίφεν Σόμερς

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2013 Odd Thomas Screenplay
2008 The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior Characters
2004 Van Helsing Writer
2002 The Scorpion King Characters Screenplay
2001 The Mummy Returns Screenplay
1999 The Mummy Screenplay
1998 Deep Rising Writer
1995 Tom and Huck Screenplay
1994 The Jungle Book Screenplay
1993 Gunmen Writer
1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn Screenplay
1988 Perfect Alibi Screenplay

Directing

2013 Odd Thomas Director
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Director
2004 Van Helsing Director
2001 The Mummy Returns Director
1999 The Mummy Director
1998 Deep Rising Director
1994 The Jungle Book Director
1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn Director
1989 Catch Me If You Can Director
1988 Perfect Alibi Director

Production

2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Executive Producer
2013 Odd Thomas Producer
2012 The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption Executive Producer
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Producer
2004 Van Helsing Producer
2002 The Scorpion King Producer

Acting

2007 Bloodsucking Cinema
2006 The Sci-Fi Boys as Himself
1999 Building A Better Mummy as Himself (as Steven Sommers)

Creator

2001 The Mummy: The Animated Series Creator

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