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Gregory Widen is an American screenwriter and director. Widen is the creator of Highlander, as author of the original screenplay for the 1986 film. He is also known creating the long running The Prophecy franchise.
Not much is known about Widen's early life.
After Highlander, Widen worked as one of the writers on the Weekend War 1988 telefilm. Inspired by his own experiences as a firefighter, Widen wrote the screenplay for Backdraft, which was released in 1991 to critical acclaim. In 1993, he wrote an episode of Space Rangers and wrote & directed an epsode of Tales from the Crypt.
In 1995 Widen directed his first feature, The Prophecy.
Widen returned to television in 1999 and created Rescue 77, a series about the professional and personal lives of paramedics in Los Angeles. The series lasted only 8 episodes.
His last credit was the 2000 telefim Green Sails, on which he was the writer and executive producer.
In 2011, it was announced that Widen is adapting the graphical novel Ascend into a screenplay with producer Stephen L'Heureux.
- ↑ 'Highlander' Creator Gregory Widen Set to Adapt 'Ascend' - PlanetFury.com