Travis Beacham (born 1980) is an American screenwriter.
Beacham, at right, at a
Legendary Comics panel at the 2012 New York
Comic Con. Beside him, right to left, are Guillermo del Toro, Grant
Morrison, Matt Wagner,
Bob Schreck and Chris Hardwick.
Just prior to graduating from
North Carolina School of the Arts
North Carolina School of the Arts in
2005 after studying screenwriting, Beacham contributed to the
independent feature Dog Days of Summer directed by fellow alum Mark
Beacham's first spec script A Killing on
Carnival Row was picked up by
New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema in 2005. Characterized as "a dark neo-noir fantasy
thriller," the project was in development for years with directors
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro and Neil Jordan. However in May 2017 it
was announced that Amazon Studios had ordered an eight-episode
television series based off the script, Carnival Row.
In May 2006, Beacham was hired to write an early draft of the Warner
Bros. remake of the 1981 mythology epic Clash of the Titans.
His second spec script, an "otherworldly fantasy" titled The
Tanglewood, was picked up by
Carnival Row producers Arnold Kopelson
and Anne Kopelson in 2007.
In 2009, Beacham was reported to be working on the screenplay for the
Disney remake of The Black Hole. Plot details of Beacham's script have
been kept under wraps, but the new film is said to be more grounded in
In 2010, Beacham's treatment for the science fiction film Pacific Rim
was acquired by Legendary Pictures. The film, directed by Guillermo
del Toro, features giant robots defending the world from an onslaught
of giant monsters. Prior to the film's release in 2013, Beacham
authored a graphic novel prequel titled Pacific Rim: Tales From Year
Zero, with art by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior and Alex
Cable network AMC announced in April 2013 a science fiction crime
drama called Ballistic City. Developed as a potential companion for
The Walking Dead, the new series depicts "a former cop thrust into the
criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational spaceship."
Beacham is set to write the script and executive produce alongside
director Joseph Kosinski. Beacham was also a creative voice behind
the TV series Hieroglyph which got cancelled before the first episode
In 2016 he made his directorial debut with the science fiction short
The Curiosity, starring Caroline Ford, Danial Wolfe, and Andrew
In 2017, it was announced that he would write an episode of the
Amazon Video series Philip K. Dick's Electric
^ "New Line lines up pair" from Variety
^ "The Black List: Where Are The Top Scripts Of Previous Years Now?"
^ "Killing on
Carnival Row Script Review" from News in Film
^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Carnival Row' Fantasy Drama From Rene Echevarria
Travis Beacham Gets Amazon Series Order". Deadline. Penske
Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
^ "New Writer on Clash of the Titans Remake" from ComingSoon.net
^ "Kopelsons Tangled up" from Variety
^ "Tron: Legacy Team to Remake Disney's Black Hole" from Slashfilm
Legendary Pictures Re-Teams with 'Clash' Scribe on 'Pacific Rim'"
Travis Beacham Talks Pacific Rim" from BioGamerGirl.com
^ "WC13: ALEX ROSS COVERS LEGENDARY'S 'PACIFIC RIM' GRAPHIC NOVEL
PREQUEL" from CBR
^ "'Oblivion' Director, 'Pacific Rim' Writer Team for AMC Sci-Fi
Drama" from The Hollywood Reporter
^ Giroux, Jack. "The Curiosity Teaser: Travis Beacham's Directorial
Debut". Slash Film. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
^ Cynthia Littleton. "Amazon Grabs U.S. Rights to Bryan Cranston's
'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' Anthology Series". Variety.
^ Nellie Andreeva. "'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' TV Series From
Ron Moore, Michael Dinner & Bryan Cranston Picked Up By Amazon".
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