Film maker Drew Goddard got his big break as a writer and producer on the popular series Lost. The Los Alamos native honed his skills writing episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Alias, eventually making his directorial debut with the horror film Cabin in the Woods. Goddard would continue as a writer as well, helping pen the screenplays for Cloverfield and World War Z.
Biography by Rovi
- While penning the script for The Martian, was inspired by growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a largely scientific community and former test site for nuclear weapons.
- Met Joss Whedon while writing for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, which led to future opportunities and collaborations with him, including Goddard's directorial debut Cabin in the Woods.
- Met his wife, a writer for television shows including Modern Family, at a party for the Writers Guild of America Awards in 2006.
- Was set to direct The Martian, but decided to cede directorial duties to Ridley Scott in order to develop a film for Marvel that was later put on hold.