Writing Hercules and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.
Los Angeles, California, United States
Hercules, Pooh's Heffalump Movie, Battle for Terra, Wanted 2, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Be
Ryan J Condal, Brian Hohlfeld, Aristomenis Tsirbas, Frank Nissen, Beau Flynn
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Evan Spiliotopoulos is a Greek-American screenwriter, best known for writing Hercules, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and Beauty and the Beast. He also wrote the script for the film The Huntsman: Winter's War.
Spiliotopoulos was born in Greece and completed his high school graduation there. Soon after, he moved to the United States and attended the University of Delaware to get an undergraduate degree in film theory; he then attended American University for a master's degree in Screenwriting. After moving to Los Angeles in 1995, his first job in the industry was in a television film Trial by Fire as an intern.
In 2014, Spiliotopoulos re-wrote the screenplay for the action-adventure fantasy film Hercules, original written by Ryan J. Condal. Brett Ratner directed the film which released on July 25, 2014 by Paramount Pictures.
Spiliotopoulos wrote the screenplay of action-adventure fantasy film The Huntsman: Winter's War, along with Craig Mazin, and rewritten by Frank Darabont. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan directed the film, which was released on April 22, 2016 by Universal Pictures.
Spiliotopoulos also wrote the screenplay alongside Stephen Chbosky for the Walt Disney Pictures' live-action musical romantic fantasy film Beauty and the Beast, which was directed by Bill Condon. The film was released on March 17, 2017.
Future and cancelled projects
In the 2000s, Spiliotopoulos was attached to write a prequel of to the classic animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs film. However, the project was finally cancelled when Pixar was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2006.
In April 2009, Spiliotopoulos was set to write the screenplay for the action film Wanted 2, a sequel to the 2008 film Wanted.
In June 2013, Universal acquired the remake rights to the Japanese 2007 anime film Vexille and set Spiliotopoulos to write the screenplay.
In July 2014, Spiliotopoulos was hired by 20th Century Fox to write the script for the 2014 novel Seven Wonders written by Ben Mezrich. Spiliotopoulos rewrite the script already of the horror film Ouija, but his draft wasn't used in the film.
On December 16, 2015, Sony hired Spiliotopoulos to write the script for the Charlie's Angels reboot film, which would be directed by Elizabeth Banks.