James Platten Vanderbilt
November 17, 1975 (age 45)
( m. 2005)
James Platten Vanderbilt (born November 17, 1975)   is an American screenwriter and film producer best known for the films Zodiac (2007), White House Down (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Murder Mystery (2019). He also contributed as co-writer and producer for the films Independence Day: Resurgence (2017), The Meg, Slender Man (2018), The House with a Clock in Its Walls and Ready or Not (2019), where he cameoed as demon Mr. Le Bail.
A member of the Vanderbilt family of New York, James Vanderbilt is the son of Alison Campbell (née Platten) and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt III.  His paternal great-grandfather Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Sr. died on the RMS Lusitania in the 1915 sinking, his paternal grandfather, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr., once chaired the New York Racing Association, and his maternal grandfather, Donald Campbell Platten, was the chief executive and chairman of Chemical Bank.   
In May 2016, Vanderbilt's Mythology Entertainment acquired intellectual property rights to Slender Man from the character's creator Eric Knudsen.  Vanderbilt later produced a film adaptation of the character in 2018.
In 2020, Vanderbilt co-wrote the script for the fifth installment of the Scream franchise, starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison and Sonia Ben Ammar.  The film will be released on January 14, 2022.  
|2003||Darkness Falls||Yes||No||Jonathan Liebesman|
|The Rundown||Yes||No||Peter Berg|
|2010||The Losers||Yes||No||Sylvain White|
|2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Yes||No||Marc Webb|
|2013||White House Down||Yes||Yes||Roland Emmerich|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Story||No||Marc Webb|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Yes||No||Roland Emmerich|
|2018||The House with a Clock in Its Walls||No||Yes||Eli Roth|
|2019||Murder Mystery||Yes||Yes||Kyle Newacheck|
|Ready or Not||No||Yes||
|Cameo, Mr. Le Bail|
|Transformers: Rise of the Beasts||Yes||No||Steven Caple Jr.|
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