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Encyclopedia > Tom DeSanto

Tom DeSanto (born in Edison, New Jersey, 1968) is an American film producer and screenwriter. DeSanto is best known for his work with long time friend Bryan Singer, especially with his contributions to the first two X-Men movies. The Edison Memorial Tower, one of Edison Townships notable landmarks. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director. ... X-Men is a 2000 American action film, featuring a group of comic book superheroes called the X-Men. ...

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Bad Hat Harry

Apt Pupil

During his first years in the film industry, Tom met and befriended Bryan Singer, who got Tom a production position with his company, Bad Hat Harry, working on his movie Apt Pupil, followed by a partnered attempt to revive Battlestar Galactica. Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director. ... Apt Pupil (1982) is a novella by Stephen King, originally published in Different Seasons (1982). ... Battlestar Galactica. ...


X-Men & X2

Later, Singer would co-write the movie X-Men with DeSanto and a few others before signing on as director, using most of DeSanto's original story. DeSanto is credited for the screen story, as an executive producer, and for a short cameo role as the police officer on Ellis Island who is squashed by Toad. X-Men is a 2000 American action film, featuring a group of comic book superheroes called the X-Men. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ...


Tom also worked as an executive producer on X2: X-Men United. X2 is an action movie, first released in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2003, and in the United States on May 2, 2003. ...


Other Work

Since leaving the X-Men film franchise, DeSanto has written several introductions to collected comics in both hardcover and trade paperback, including Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar, and Wolverine: Origin by Paul Jenkins. Tom also worked as a producer on the fan-movie Ringers: Lord of the Fan. Spoiler warning: Superman: Red Son is a comic book published by DC Comics unveiled under their Elseworlds imprint in April, 2003. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ... Paull Jenkins sketching at a fan convention in 2006 Paul Jenkins (born December 6, 1965) is a British comic book writer, who has primarily worked for Marvel Comics. ...


DeSanto's Battlestar Galactica revival fell through after the 9/11 attacks, when scheduling delays forced Singer to concentrate on X2. In 2002, Studios USA replaced DeSanto with David Eick and Ronald D. Moore, who created the "re-imagined" Battlestar Galactica. [1] Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... X2 is an action movie, first released in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2003, and in the United States on May 2, 2003. ... Studios USA logo from 1998-2002. ... David Eick (born 1968) is a producer, best known as the producer of Battlestar Galactica. ... Ronald Dowl Moore (born 1964 in Chowchilla, California) is an American screenwriter and television producer who is known for his work on Star Trek and the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, which he created and runs. ... The Battlestar Galactica science fiction franchise, which began as a 1978 TV series, was reimagined in 2003 into the TV miniseries. ...


Future plans

Tom currently lives in Los Angeles, California, produced the new Transformers movie for Dreamworks and Paramount and was released in Summer 2007. This live-action version includes Steven Spielberg as an Executive Producer. Transformers is a 2007 live action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, based on the Transformers franchise. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ...



DeSanto has also begun pre-production work as a writer and producer on DC's Teen Titans: The Judas Contract which is scheduled for a 2008 release.


Variety reports that DeSanto, turning his attention to superheroes, secured the rights to NCsoft and Cryptic Studios' videogame "City of Heroes".[2] The plan is to adapt the massively multiplayer online role-playing game into a live-action feature and then transition it to television in some form. "City of Heroes" first bowed at retailers in 2004 and turned into a franchise, spawning sequel "City of Villains" and a comic book series published by Top Cow Productions. Scheduled release is still unknown. Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... City of Heroes (CoH) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing computer game based on the superhero comic book genre, developed by Cryptic Studios and published by NCsoft. ... City of Villains is a massively multiplayer online role-playing computer game based on the superhero comic book genre, developed by Cryptic Studios and published by NCSoft. ...


It is also understood that DeSanto has interest in Voltron.


Trivia

  • DeSanto talked Bryan Singer into directing the X-Men films after he initially rejected the offer.
  • DeSanto owns over 30,000 comics.

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