Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins is a Jamaican-born film director and producer. He is best-known for his continuation of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise with A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and the Predator franchise with Predator 2. His highest grossing film however was the 1998 film adaption of the TV series Lost in Space. He was born in Jamaica and was raised in Australia and England. He was educated at Sutton Valence School. In 2004, Hopkins directed the controversial biopic The Life and Death of Peter Sellers which raised the ire of the actor's son Michael Sellers. Hopkins was a co-executive producer for the first season of the Fox action drama 24, and also directed half of the season's episodes, including the first and last episodes.

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Lisa Wilcox  •  Erika Anderson  •  Valorie Armstrong

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Lisa Wilcox  •  Erika Anderson  •  Valorie Armstrong

Blown Away (1994)

Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Forest Whitaker

Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Forest Whitaker

Judgment Night (1993)

While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, the four become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Denis Leary  •  Jeremy Piven

While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, the four become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Denis Leary  •  Jeremy Piven

Lost in Space (1998)

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

Predator 2 (1990)

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Kevin Peter Hall  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Rubén Blades

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Kevin Peter Hall  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Rubén Blades

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Val Kilmer  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  John Kani

Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Val Kilmer  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  John Kani

Tube Tales (1999)

Nine short stories based on the true experiences of London Underground passengers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Law  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Menhaj Huda  •  Gaby Dellal  •  Armando Iannucci  •  Charles McDougall  •  Amy Jenkins
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Denise Van Outen

Nine short stories based on the true experiences of London Underground passengers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Law  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Menhaj Huda  •  Gaby Dellal  •  Armando Iannucci  •  Charles McDougall  •  Amy Jenkins
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Denise Van Outen

Under Suspicion (2000)

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Thomas Jane  •  Monica Bellucci

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Thomas Jane  •  Monica Bellucci

The Reaping (2007)

Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to prove that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  David Morrissey  •  Idris Elba  •  AnnaSophia Robb

Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to prove that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  David Morrissey  •  Idris Elba  •  AnnaSophia Robb

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

The turbulent personal and professional life of actor Peter Sellers (1925-1980), from his beginnings as a comic performer on BBC Radio to his huge success as one of the greatest film comedians of all time; an obsessive artist so dedicated to his work that neglected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Charlize Theron  •  Emily Watson  •  John Lithgow

The turbulent personal and professional life of actor Peter Sellers (1925-1980), from his beginnings as a comic performer on BBC Radio to his huge success as one of the greatest film comedians of all time; an obsessive artist so dedicated to his work that neglected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Charlize Theron  •  Emily Watson  •  John Lithgow

Dangerous Game (1988)

A game becomes deadly serious! An insane cop hunts down five students in a shopping mall after closing time. His life is ruined as he was dishonorably discharged from the police force because of these people. Armed with a Rambo knife and a crossbow, he initially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Miles Buchanan  •  Marcus Graham  •  Steven Grives  •  Kathryn Walker

A game becomes deadly serious! An insane cop hunts down five students in a shopping mall after closing time. His life is ruined as he was dishonorably discharged from the police force because of these people. Armed with a Rambo knife and a crossbow, he initially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Miles Buchanan  •  Marcus Graham  •  Steven Grives  •  Kathryn Walker

Race (2016)

Based on the story of Jesse Owens, the athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Stephan James  •  Jason Sudeikis  •  Carice van Houten  •  Jeremy Irons

Based on the story of Jesse Owens, the athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Stephan James  •  Jason Sudeikis  •  Carice van Houten  •  Jeremy Irons

Vault of Horror I (1994)

A compilation of three episodes from the Tales from the Crypt series ("Carrion Death", "None but the lonely heart" and "Abra Cadaver") with some famous cast and directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Steven E. de Souza
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Beau Bridges  •  Treat Williams  •  George DelHoyo

A compilation of three episodes from the Tales from the Crypt series ("Carrion Death", "None but the lonely heart" and "Abra Cadaver") with some famous cast and directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Steven E. de Souza
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Beau Bridges  •  Treat Williams  •  George DelHoyo

Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)

Thorne: Sleepyhead follows DI Tom Thorne's investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by manipulation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  David Morrissey  •  Aidan Gillen  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Sandra Oh

Thorne: Sleepyhead follows DI Tom Thorne's investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by manipulation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  David Morrissey  •  Aidan Gillen  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Sandra Oh