Evan Daugherty

Evan Daugherty (born 1981) is an American screenwriter. He wrote the films Killing Season,[1] Snow White and the Huntsman and the film adaptation of Divergent.[2]

Evan Daugherty
Born1981 (age 39–40)
Alma materSt. Mark's School of Texas, New York University
OccupationScreenwriter, director, Editor
Years active2006–present


Daugherty’s first screenplay was Shrapnel. It won first place in the 2008 Script Pipeline contest[3] and was featured in the 2008 Black List,[4] for screenplays not yet made into films[5]

Daugherty also wrote, directed, and edited the short film Rusty Forkblade, which won the 2007 Bronze Medal for Excellence at the Park City Film Music Festival. Warner Bros. announced in 2009 that John Stevenson, director of Kung Fu Panda, was working on a new He-Man film, Grayskull, with scripting duties handed to Daugherty.[6]

Daugherty's original screenplay, Snow White and the Huntsman was sold to Universal Pictures for $3.2 million. It was later altered by John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini. Daugherty's idea for Snow White and the Huntsman came from a homework assignment by his professor at New York University to "take a new spin on a classic fairytale".[7] According to the Writer's Guild, he contributed 50%-60% of the screenplay, with Hancock and Amini each contributing 20%-25%.[8]

Daugherty performed rewrites on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[9] In 2015 the film was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Screenplay.

Daughtery was attached to a third G.I. Joe film for Paramount Pictures.[10] He was also set to write and executive produce Esmeralda for ABC, based on The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, though no new details have since emerged. He contributed material to the 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Rusty Forkblade Screenwriter, Director, and Editor Bronze Medal for Excellence
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Screenwriter
2013 Killing Season Screenwriter
2013 The Four Players Screenwriter, Director Web series, based on Super Mario Bros. [11]
2014 Divergent Screenwriter with Vanessa Taylor
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Screenwriter with Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War characters
2018 Tomb Raider Story by with Geneva Robertson-Dworet

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  1. ^ "Killing Season". CraveOnline Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  2. ^ Barr, Jason (8 June 2012). "Evan Daugherty to Adapt Young Adult Novel DIVERGENT for Summit". Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. ^ Misetich, Matt. "Evan Daugherty". Script Pipeline. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  4. ^ Finke, Nikki (10 December 2008). "THE BLACK LIST 2008: Top Screenplays". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  5. ^ Satran, Joe (1 June 2012). "'Snow White And The Huntsman' Screenwriter Evan Daugherty Is Riding High At 30". Huffington Post. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys. "'Grayskull' lands new writer". Hollywoodreporter.com. Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  7. ^ Milly, Jenna. "Interview: $3.2 Million Screenwriter Evan Daugherty of SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN". ScreenWritingU. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  8. ^ Berkshire, Geoff. "'Snow White and the Huntsman' writer Evan Daugherty on reviews, casting Kristen Stewart and getting 'fired'". Hitfix.com. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  9. ^ "'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Release Pushed To June 6, 2014". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  10. ^ 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Writer Tapped for 'G.I. Joe 3' (Exclusive)
  11. ^ https://www.slashfilm.com/the-four-players-evan-daughertys-gritty-four-part-adaptation-of-super-mario-bros/

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