Paul Harris Boardman is an American film producer and screenwriter.


Paul Harris Boardman -Biography

Boardman is best known as the co-writer and producer of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). He also co-wrote the screenplays for Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), and worked on production rewrites of Dracula 2000, The Messengers and Scream 4. Boardman produced The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008 film) (2008) for Fox and recently wrote and produced Devil's Knot, based on the book by Mara Leveritt, which had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, and will be released in 2014. In addition, Boardman wrote The Substitute for producer Sam Raimi, Mandate, and Columbia Pictures, and he wrote a suspense thriller, The Living, for Lakeshore Entertainment, which he was also attached to produce. Boardman's other screenplays in development include The Birds for Universal Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, and Platinum Dunes, and Poltergeist for MGM.

Boardman was co-writer and executive producer on Thunderstruck, a sci-fi drama pilot for AMC, and he also co-wrote and was attached to executive produce a drama pilot for MTV scripted television.

In October, 2011, it was announced that Boardman would co-write the horror-thriller Two Eyes Staring for Summit Entertainment, starring Charlize Theron, who is also attached to produce. And in September, 2012, it was announced that Boardman will adapt the James Patterson bestseller Guilty Wives for Maven Pictures, and he will also executive produce the film.

Boardman co-wrote and executive produced the supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil, for Screen Gems and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. It began filming in June, 2013 and was released on July 2, 2014.

Boardman has also written other screenplays for various studios and production companies, including TriStar, Disney, Bruckheimer Films, IEG, APG, Sony, Lakeshore, Screen Gems, Universal and MGM.

Boardman grew up in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Sewanee with honors degrees in English literature and psychology. He earned an M.A. in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University, and also studied at St John's College, Oxford, and the University of Southern California film school.


Paul Harris Boardman -Filmography


  1. Guilty Wives (announced)
  2. Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
  3. The Substitute (announced)
  4. The Living (announced)
  5. Thunderstruck (announced) (tv pilot)
  6. Two Eyes Staring (announced)
  7. Devil's Knot (2014)
  8. Scream 4 (Dimension, 2011) (uncredited rewrite)
  9. The Messengers (Sony, 2007) (uncredited rewrite)
  10. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
  11. Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) (video) (also Second Unit Director)
  12. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
  13. Dracula: 2000 (Dimension, 1999) (uncredited rewrite)
  14. Love in the Ruins (1995) (short)


  1. Guilty Wives (executive producer) (announced)
  2. Deliver Us from Evil (executive producer) (2014)
  3. The Living (announced)
  4. Thunderstruck (2012) (announced) (tv pilot)
  5. Devil's Knot (2014)
  6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
  7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)


Paul Harris Boardman -Notes


Paul Harris Boardman -References
  • Fleming, Michael (2004-9-23). "Linney in Line for 'Exorcism'". Variety. Retrieved 2012-8-8.
  • Siegel, Tatiana (2007-11-5). "'Earth' Welcomes Jennifer Connelly". Variety. Retrieved 2012-8-8.
  • Ford, Rebecca (2013-10-7). "Image Picks Up West Memphis Three Pic 'Devil's Knot'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  • Graser, Marc (2009-10-1). "Spooky Haunts Family Audiences". Variety. Retrieved 2012-8-8.
  • McNary, Dave (2009-10-18). "Lakeshore taps 'The Living' director". Variety. Retrieved 2012-8-8.
  • Gallagher, Brian (2011-11-11). "AMC picks up 'Thunderstruck'". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-8-8.
  • Kit, Borys (2011-10-18). "Charlize Theron Horror Thriller to be Directed by Scott Derrickson". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-8-8.
  • Kit, Borys (2012-9-6). "James Patterson Novel Getting Movie Adaptation from 'Emily Rose' Writer". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-9-10.
  • Turek, Ryan (2013-11-13). "Sinister Director's 'Beware the Night' Moves into 2014". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2013-11-19.

External links

Paul Harris Boardman -External links
  • Paul Harris Boardman at the Internet Movie Database
  • Interview with Paul Harris Boardman about 'Emily Rose'
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose: Interview with Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson

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