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Christophe Gans

Christophe Gans
Gans in 2010.
Born Christophe Gans
(1960-03-11) 11 March 1960
Antibes, France
Occupation film director

Christophe Gans (born 11 March 1960 in Antibes, France) is a French film director, writer, and producer who specializes in horror, fantasy movies and video game adaptations.


  • Biography 1
  • Future projects 2
  • Filmography 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


As a teenager, he spent a large portion of his time creating kung fu-themed Super 8 movies with his friends. He later went on to attend the French film school Idhec, where he created his first short film, Silver Slime. He later spent time as a film critic before co-directing his first film, Necronomicon.

His $29 million-budgeted film Brotherhood of the Wolf was a worldwide success, grossing over $70 million+ [1] in theaters worldwide; it also became the second-highest-grossing French-language film in the United States since 1980.[2]

He went on to create the film "labor of love", and the video game film adaptation Silent Hill.

Future projects

Gans was to write and direct the Capcom video game Onimusha, however, after several setbacks he abandoned it and is now attached to the French film Fantômas.[3][4][5] He initially was to direct a sequel to Silent Hill, but later pulled out and was replaced by Michael J. Bassett.[6]


Year Film Credited as Note
Director Writer Producer Fight choreographer
1981 Silver Slime Yes Yes Short film[7]
1993 Necronomicon Yes Directed first sequence[8]
1995 Crying Freeman Yes Yes Yes
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Yes Yes
2004 Saint Ange Yes
2006 Silent Hill Yes Yes
2014 Beauty and the Beast Yes Yes [9]


  1. ^ Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
  2. ^ "Foreign Language, 1980-Present". Box Office Mojo. 
  3. ^ News Bites: Tuesday, April 25th 2006
  4. ^ "Onimusha film delayed due to Ledger's death". 
  5. ^ "Christophe Gans Preps Fantomas With Vincent Cassel". 
  6. ^ "EXCL: Avary Skips Trip to Silent Hill 2". 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Butler, Craig. "Necronomicon: review". Allmovie. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  9. ^ : Un film de Christophe Gans"La belle et la bête". Pathé International. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 

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