Screenwriter Michael France Dies at 51
The Hollywood Reporter -- Michael France, who wrote the story for Goldeneye and the screenplay for the Hulk, died on Friday at age 51, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He was suffering from a longtime illness, his sister told the paper.
France made his way into the industry with the screenplay for Renny Harlin's 1993 thriller Cliffhanger, which starred Slyvester Stallone.
He went on to write the screenplays for a string of big-budget Marvel comics superhero adaptations, including Ang Lee's Hulk in 2003, The Punisher, starring John Travolta, in 2004, and Tim Story's The Fantastic Four in 2005.
In 2007, he purchased a movie theater St. Pete Beach, Florida, where he resided. Suzanne France, the sister of Michael, told the Times that although the theater closed last year, "[h]e wanted to reopen the theater, wanted to start writing again."
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