Michael Doughtery Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Career, Personal Life and Fact

Published Date   07th Sep. 2017, 06:53 am
Michael Doughtery Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Career, Personal Life and Fact
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Birth Name: Michael Doughtery
Nationality: American

Michael Dougherty is an American film producer, film director, and screenwriter. Michael Dougherty was born on October 28, 1974. He is best known for his work on the scripts of the movie called X2 and Superman Returns with Dan Harris. X2 and Superman Returns are Bryan Singer’s directed films. He is also known for directing the writing the horror film called Trick ‘r Treat.  At the special screening of the horror movie, Trick ‘r Treat, on October 28, 20103, it was announced to the audience by the film production that the sequel of the movie will be produced by the Legendary Pictures in future. Michael Dougherty also has directed, co-produced and co-write the horror comedy movie called Krampus, which was released in 2015.Michael Dougherty is also an artist. He has an official website where he posts his artwork.

Early life and education

Michael Dougherty was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio in the United States. Dougherty was born on October 28, 1974. Columbus is the largest and the capital city of the Ohio state. Columbus is the third Metropolitan area and it is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan statistical Area. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States.  His mother is Vietnamese and his father is American. The details about his siblings are not known. The detail about his high school is also not known.  He attended New York University which is based in New York City, United States. The University is a private American research university which was founded in 1831. New York University is located in the total six centers in the Manhattan. Its main campus is located in Lower Manhattan in the Greenwich Village. It has eleven Global academic centers throughout the world.  New York University is affiliated with more than twenty institutions, colleges, and school.

Career in the movie

Breakthrough in as the director

  • In 1996, Doughtery made his directorial debut by directing the movie called Season’s Greetings.
  • In 2007, Doughtery directed the movie called Trick ‘r Treat.
  • In 2015, Doughtery directed the movie called Krampus.

In 1996, Doughtery directed the movie called Season’s Greetings. He made his directorial debut with this movie. Doughtery also wrote the story of the movie. The movie, Season’s Greetings is a short animated movie created by the director and writer by Doughtery. Dougherty was a precursor of the movie. The movie starred Sam in the lead character dressed as a little boy who is dressed in an orange colored pajama with head covering in a burlap sack. He is then, stalked on the Halloween night by a stranger. The stranger follows the boy throughout the night. The short film was released on the DVD on the date of the originally released n the movie called Trick ‘r Treat. The short film, Season’s Greetings was aired in October 2013, on the FEARnet Channel. The movie aired as a part of the 24-hour marathon of the movie Trick ‘r Treat on Halloween in 2013. In 2003, he wrote the movie called X2 or also known as X-Men 2. X2 is an American superhero movie. The movie is based on the X-Men superhero team which appears in the Marvel Comics. The movie is a sequel to the X-Men movie which was released in 2000. The X2 is the second installment of the X-Men series. At first while making the movie, David Hayter and Zak Penn wrote the story separately and then combined their work together to make a script. Afterward, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris were hired by the production to rewrite the story again. Then Dougherty and Harris change the characterizations of the characters like Beast, Angel and Lady Deathstrike. But due to budget concerns, two characters named Sentinels and the Danger Room were deleted.  The film shooting was mostly done in the Vancouver Film Studious. The film studio is the second largest studio in the North America which is located outside of the Los Angeles, California. On May 2, 2003, the movie was released n the United States. The movie received positive reviews from the film critics. The storyline written by the Dougherty was raised by the critics with its action scenes and sequences and also the acting of the actors. The movie was also received positively by the audience all around of the world. The movie, X2 is still considered one of the best superhero movie ever made in the film industry. It was instant box office hit by earning more than $470 million from all around the worlds. It was received eight nominations in the different categories in Saturn Awards. Dougherty and Harris wrote the story of the movie X2 before turning down to write the storyline of the movie, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.

In 2005, Dougherty wrote the storyline for the movie Urban Legends: Bloody Mary. The movie is the supernatural horror movie that featured Kate Mara as the lead character, Robert Vito, Tina Lifford and Ed Marinaro. The movie was released directly on DVD. The movie was a third and last installment in the Urban Legend movie series. In 2006, Dougherty wrote the storyline for the movie called Superman Returns. The movie is an American superhero movie which was directed and produced by Bryan Singer. It is the sequel to the movie Superman and Superman II. The movie is based on the DC Comics. The movie revolves around the lead character superman who returns the earth after being absent for five years. The film critics praised the movie for its storyline, visual effects, and style. In 2004, Michael Dougherty, Bryan Singer, and Dan Harris started to outline the movie’s treatment.

In 2007, Dougherty directed the movie called Trick ‘r Treat. Dougherty wrote the storyline of the movie as well as an executive producer. The movie is an American-Canadian Movie which was written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The movie was delayed for two years and the movie also had a small number of the public screenings. The movie was received the positive review and the movie also garnered a strong following. The movie storyline revolves around four Halloween horror stories. In the movie, there is a common element that ties the four stories together is the little boy named Sam. The movie filmed on an allocation in Vancouver, British Columbia. The movie was set to be released on October 5, 2007, but due to some reason in September 2007, it was announced that the movie’s release date has been pushed back. After many public screenings in the festivals, the movie was released in 2009 on DVD. The movie’s first screening was done on December 9, 2007, in Austin, Texas at a film festival. In 2015, Dougherty directed the movie called Krampus. He also Produced and wrote the storyline of the movie. The movie Krampus is an American comedy horror movie which is based on a character from the German folklore. The movie was released by Universal Pictures on December 4, 2015, in the United States. The movie’s storyline was co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields. The movie received mixed reviews from the audience. In 2016, Dougherty wrote the storyline for the movie called X-Men: Apocalypse. X-Men: Apocalypse is an American superhero movie which is based on the fictional characters that appear in the Marvel Comics. The movie is the ninth installment in the X-Men movie series and the movie is a sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie is directed by Bryan Singer. In December 2013, the movie was announced by Singer with Dougherty, Harris, and Kinberg to write the story. Although the movie got mixed reviews from the film critics and the audience, it was a box office hit. It earned more than $543 million. Dougherty is set to write the storyline for Godzilla 2. Godzilla 2 is the sequel of the movie Godzilla. Legendary Pictures announced in August 2014 that the sequel of the Godzilla will be released on June 8, 2018. It was also reported that the Dougherty is in the negotiation with the production house to the direct the sequel, Godzilla 2.Godzilla is an American monster fiction movie which is directed by Gareth Edwards. Godzilla is the 30th installment in the Godzilla franchise. The movie is the co-production of both Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. The latter distributed the movie everywhere except Japan. In Japan, the movie was distributed by Toho. However, Warner Bros announced in May 2016 that they were planning to release the movie called Godzilla vs. Kong on May 29, 2020, and due to the early project, the sequel Godzilla 2 is postponed to release on March 22, 2019. The sequel is set to be filmed in China at its parent company. Dougherty is set to direct and write the sequel of Trick ‘r Treat called Trick ‘r Treat 2. On October 29, Dougherty announced that he is planning the sequel of the movie, Trick ‘r Treat. But he later said that there was no active development in the sequel. He also said that if the fans continue to support the movie and spread the love, there will be a high chance of again seeing the Sam on the screen again. Dougherty also helped to create a short Easter trailer of the Trick ‘r Treat 24-hour marathon for FEARnet for 2011 Halloween. Michael Dougherty and legendary pictures announced in October 2013 the sequel of the movie Trick ‘r Treat. Dougherty said that he has plans in mind to shake the sequel a little bit.

Awards and Nomination     

  • In 2003, Dougherty won Screamfest Best Animated Award for the movie Deadtime Stories.
  • In 2004, Dougherty was nominated for the Saturn Award in the category of Best Writing for the movie X2.
  • In 2007, Dougherty Saturn Award in the category of Best Writing for the movie Superman Returns.
  • In 2008, Dougherty won the Screamfest Audience Choice Award for the movie Trick ‘r Treat.
  • In 2009, Dougherty won Toronto after Dark Silver Audience Award for the movie trick ‘r Treat.

Career as a Comic book Writer

  • Michael Dougherty co-wrote the comic book called Superman returns: Krypton to Earth along with Bryan Singer, Dan Harris
  • Doughtery co-wrote the book called Superman Returns: Ma Kent along with Bryan Singer, Dan Harris.
  • Dougherty co-wrote the movie called Superman Returns: Lex Luthor along with Bryan Singer, Dan Harris.
  • Dougherty co-wrote the movie called Superman Returns: Lois Lane along with Bryan Singer, Dan Harris.

Net worth and Measurement

Michael Dougherty net worth is not known but it is said to be in millions. According to various reports, Dougherty’s net worth has increased significantly in 2016. He earned his net worth from the movie Trick ‘r Treat and writing many hit superhero movies and comic books.

Dougherty has short hair and clean shave. Dougherty regularly goes to the gym and does exercises due to which he has good posture. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.

Marriage and relationships

Michael Dougherty is very private about his personal life. He keeps his personal life under wraps. He was linked with many girls but currently he is not dating anyone. He was also linked once with his co-star but did not confirm the rumors. Dougherty has not been married yet. Dougherty said in many interviews that he is not in a relationship with anyone and is single.

Michael Dougherty is a multi-talented artist. Besides, directing and writing the movie, he is also an artist. Dougherty often posts his artwork on his website. Michael Dougherty is described to be a gentleman by his friends. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He has an account on Twitter where he often updates about his projects and life.

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