Andrew Niccol

Andrew M. Niccol (born 10 June 1964) is a New Zealand-born screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, and Lord of War. He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay in 1999 and won him a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. Many of his films, such as Gattaca, S1m0ne and The Truman Show view societal or political issues through a fantasy-science fiction lens. Lord of War, however, was a contemporary, matter-of-fact exploration of gunrunning. Niccol was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand in 1964 and grew up in Auckland, where he attended Auckland Grammar School. He left New Zealand at age 21 and began directing commercials in London, England. During the production of S1m0ne, he met model Rachel Roberts, with whom he has a son, Jack in 2003, and a daughter, Ava in 2008. Description above from the Wikipedia article Andrew Niccol, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

S1m0ne (2002)

FantasticalFast pacedSlow movingBrilliant

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Catherine Keener  •  Evan Rachel Wood

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Catherine Keener  •  Evan Rachel Wood

Gattaca (1997)

FuturisticBrainyBrilliantThought provoking

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

In Time (2011)

Action-packedFuturisticFast pacedAdventurous

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Justin Timberlake  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Olivia Wilde

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Justin Timberlake  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Olivia Wilde

Lord of War (2005)

OriginalDramaticAction-packedBrilliant

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Moynahan  •  Jared Leto  •  Ethan Hawke

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Moynahan  •  Jared Leto  •  Ethan Hawke

The Host (2013)

Futuristic

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Diane Kruger  •  Jake Abel  •  William Hurt

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Diane Kruger  •  Jake Abel  •  William Hurt

Good Kill (2015)

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns to get back in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  January Jones  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Zoë Kravitz  •  Jake Abel

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns to get back in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  January Jones  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Zoë Kravitz  •  Jake Abel

Anon (2018)

Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Clive Owen  •  Iddo Goldberg  •  Mark O'Brien

Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Clive Owen  •  Iddo Goldberg  •  Mark O'Brien

The Minutes

An in-world documentary introducing the citizens of the Dayton and New Greenwich Time Zones of Ohio in the year 2169. In a world where immortality is possible due to genetic engineering, time itself is the only currency. The wealthy can live for centuries while the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Justin Timberlake  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Matt Bomer

An in-world documentary introducing the citizens of the Dayton and New Greenwich Time Zones of Ohio in the year 2169. In a world where immortality is possible due to genetic engineering, time itself is the only currency. The wealthy can live for centuries while the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Justin Timberlake  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Matt Bomer