New Jersey, United States
September 1, 1968
Film director, screenwriter, producer
X Men: The Last Stand, The Grand
Zak Penn is an American screenwriter and director better known for his work on , X-Men: The Last Stand and The Grand . He was one of the screenwriters working on the script for the Alphas with Pacific Rim sequel Guillermo del Toro before the production's delay in 2015.
Penn graduated from Wesleyan University in 1990. His screenplay for
was based on his experiences at the PCU Eclectic Society house. He is the son of New York businessman and lawyer Arthur Penn, who led the acquisition of the Capital Markets Assurance Corporation from Citicorp.
The screenplay for
Last Action Hero, for which he received a "story by" credit with Adam Leff, was nominated for a 1993 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay; it lost to Indecent Proposal.
Other films that he has been involved in writing include
, Inspector Gadget , X2: X-Men United X-Men: The Last Stand, and .
Penn wrote early drafts of both
and Hulk The Incredible Hulk, and, with Joss Whedon, co-wrote the story for .