Miles Millar

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Miles Millar
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Born1967 (age 52–53)
United Kingdom
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
OccupationScreenwriter, producer

Miles Millar (born 1967) is a British[1] screenwriter and producer. Millar is best known for co-developing and writing the long-running Superman prequel television series Smallville, alongside his writing partner Alfred Gough.

Early life[edit]

Millar was educated at Claremont Fan Court School, and is a graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge, where he was chairman of Cambridge University Conservative Association.

Millar attended the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California where he teamed up with his writing partner Al Gough.

Millar and Gough sold their first script while still studying at USC. “Mango", a buddy-cop story where a cop who was allergic to animals was paired with an orangutan, sold to New Line Cinema for $400,000.[2] The film was never made, but it brought the pair valuable publicity.

Career[edit]

Miles Millar and his writing partner Al Gough are prolific writers/producers. Their feature credits include the action-adventure The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the hit action-comedy Shanghai Noon, as well as its sequel Shanghai Knights, Spider-Man 2, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Lethal Weapon 4, and I Am Number Four.

Millar and Gough's work also spans the world of television. The duo created and served as executive producers of the critically acclaimed action-adventure series Smallville, which aired from 2001-2011. It is the longest-running comic book-based television series of all time, and was the No. 1 show in the history of the WB Television Network. Millar and Gough left the series in 2008, after seven seasons, breaking the news of their departure with an open letter posted to a Smallville fan site.[3] In 2010, Millar and Gough filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the WB Television Network, claiming the company had licensed Smallville to its co-owned WB and CW networks for excessively low fees, thereby cutting Millar and Gough out of tens of millions of dollars.[4] The lawsuit was finally settled in May 2013, mere weeks before a scheduled June trial; the terms of the settlement were not made public.[4][5]

They produced Hannah Montana: The Movie, based on the smash hit Disney Channel Series.[6] The feature marked the first for the duo's Walt Disney-based production company, Millar Gough Ink.

In 2010, Millar and Gough were attached to writing and executive producing a film based on the comic book Existence 2.0 for Paramount,[7] as well the screenplay for Monster High, based on Mattel's then-new line of books, webisodes, animation, and toys.[6]

They developed a reboot of the TV series Charlie's Angels for ABC, which premiered in the fourth quarter of 2011 and was cancelled after one season.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Writer Producer
1996 E=mc2 Associate
1997 Double Tap Yes
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Yes
2000 Shanghai Noon Yes
2002 Showtime Yes
2003 Shanghai Knights Yes
2004 Spider-Man 2 Story
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded Yes
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Yes
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Yes
2011 I Am Number Four Yes
2012 Bullet to the Head Yes
TBA The Machine Yes
TBA Shanghai Dawn Story Executive

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Creator Notes
1996–1997 Bugs Yes 2 episodes
1997–1998 Timecop Yes Yes 9 episodes (written 3 episodes)
1998 Black Jaq Story Television film
1998–1999 Martial Law Yes Co-Producer Co-produced 2 episodes (written 4 episodes)
1999 Made Men Yes Television film
1999–2000 The Strip Yes Executive Yes 10 episodes (written 2 episodes)
2001–2011 Smallville Yes Yes Executive Developer 217 episodes (written 13 episodes / directed episode "Memoria")
2006 Aquaman Yes Executive Unsold pilot
2011 Charlie's Angels Yes Executive Developer 8 episodes (written 4 episodes)
2015–present Into the Badlands Yes Yes Executive Yes 32 episodes (written 10 episodes / directed 2 episodes)
2016–2017 The Shannara Chronicles Yes Executive Yes 20 episodes (written 5 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brits in Hollywood: Miles Millar – BBC
  2. ^ Fleming, Michael (10 February 1994). "'Mango' Lined Up". Variety. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (3 April 2008). "Gough, Millar Exit 'Smallville'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ a b Melrose, Kevin (21 May 2013). "Warner Bros & Smallville Creators Settle Multi-million Dollar Fight". CBR.com. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. ^ Gardner, Eriq (20 May 2013). "Warner Bros. Wraps Smallville Lawsuit by Settling with Writers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b Kit, Borys (15 June 2010). "'Smallville' Duo to Write 'Monster High' Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Existence 2.0 Heading to the Big Screen". Total Film. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2020.

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