Josef Rusnak (born November 25, 1958) is a German screenwriter and director.
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Rusnak's debut as writer and director was his 1984 film Kaltes Fieber, which was awarded the Deutscher Filmpreis for best director that same year. Following this, he worked for French television and directed episodes of television series.
In 1998, he worked as second unit director on Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. Emmerich then acted as producer on Rusnak's next film The Thirteenth Floor, an English language remake of the earlier German TV miniseries World on a Wire. Rusnak also wrote the screenplay.
Rusnak did not direct his next film until 2007's The Contractor starring Wesley Snipes. He worked with Snipes again on 2008's The Art of War II: Betrayal. In 2009 he also released the horror remake It's Alive, a remake of Larry Cohen's 1974 film. 
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