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Paul De Meo

  • Birthday: June 04
Date of passing: 
February 26, 2018

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Obituary: 

Paul De Meo was an American screenwriter and producer.

With creative partner Danny Bilson, De Meo created 1985’s cult hit Trancers, which led to a number of additional credits over the next few years, including Eliminators, Pulse Pounders and Kung Fu: The Next Generation, the last a pilot for a potential sequel to the 1970s TV show Kung Fu.

In the early 1990s, the team created The Flash TV show starring John Wesley Shipp, and wrote the screenplay for the movie The Rocketeer, based on Dave Stevens’ comic book series.

Paul De Meo was an American screenwriter and producer.

With creative partner Danny Bilson, De Meo created 1985’s cult hit Trancers, which led to a number of additional credits over the next few years, including Eliminators, Pulse Pounders and Kung Fu: The Next Generation, the last a pilot for a potential sequel to the 1970s TV show Kung Fu.

In the early 1990s, the team created The Flash TV show starring John Wesley Shipp, and wrote the screenplay for the movie The Rocketeer, based on Dave Stevens’ comic book series.

The duo stayed inside the superhero genre for subsequent projects, including the TV shows Viper and The Sentinel, as well as runs on the comic book version of The Flash, and their own comic book property, Red Menace. Other projects included writing for video games, including James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and the Company of Heroes series.

In recent years, De Meo had worked as a screenwriting professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

De Meo died February 26, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. He was 64.

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