Hancock


1h 32m 2008

Brief Synopsis

There are heroes--there are superheroes--and then there's Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility--everyone knows that--everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock's well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough--as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they ever did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn't the kind of man who cares what other people think--until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey, and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be Hancock's greatest challenge yet--and a task that may prove impossible as Ray's wife, Mary, insists that he's a lost cause.

Film Details

Also Known As
John Hancock, Tonight He Comes, Tonight, He Comes
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

There are heroes--there are superheroes--and then there's Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility--everyone knows that--everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock's well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough--as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they ever did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn't the kind of man who cares what other people think--until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey, and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be Hancock's greatest challenge yet--and a task that may prove impossible as Ray's wife, Mary, insists that he's a lost cause.

Crew

H. Barclay Aaris

Special Effects Technician

Ryan Adams

Song Performer

Ryan Adams

Song

Tanis Alexander

Production Assistant

Chris Allen

Software Engineer

David Amborn

Special Effects Foreman

Bill Anastas

Digital Effects

Christi Lee Anderson

Visual Effects Producer

Jason Anderson

Visual Effects

Michael Anderson

Key Grip

Mike Anderson

Key Grip

Ricky Andres

Production Assistant

Enzo Angileri

Hair Stylist

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Audie Aragon

Dolly Grip

Christopher Arreola

Special Effects Technician

John August

Screenplay (Uncredited)

John August

Other

Polly Auritt

Assistant

Pierce Austin

Hair Stylist

Maryellen Aviano-roberts

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jana Babatunde-bey

Assistant

Zahida Bacchus

Visual Effects Producer

Bob Badami

Music

James Bancroft

Digital Effects Artist

Jay Banks

Digital Effects Artist

Gavin Baxter

Digital Effects Artist

Randy Beckman

Stunts

Darren Bedwell

Matte Painter

Bill Beemer

Software Engineer

Madeline Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Nikki Bell

Editor

Robert Bell

Special Effects Technician

Dimitre Berberov

Animator

Bernard Besman

Song

Milan C Bhatt

Special Effects Technician

Lucas Bielan

Camera Operator

Ken Blackwell

Associate Editor

Stephen Bladd

Song

Steve Blakey

Animator

Christopher Blasko

Digital Effects

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Henry Borrasso

Digital Effects Artist

Christian Boudman

Digital Effects Artist

Tristan Bourne

Assistant Art Director

Jeremy Bradley

Visual Effects Editor

Cindy Braga

Special Effects Technician

Jeff Bramstedt

Stunts

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

Brad Brock

Foley Mixer

Dan Bronson

Costume Supervisor

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Suzy Brown

Matte Painter

Branch Marie Brunson

Chief Lighting Technician

David Bryant

3-D Artist

Ian Bryce

Executive Producer

Buck Buckley

Character Animation

Mark Burns

Digital Effects Artist

Trisha Burton

Script Supervisor

Ronnie Bushaw

Matte Painter

Bonjin Byun

Digital Effects Artist

Stacy Caballero

Assistant Costume Designer

Sean Callan

Editor

Susan Campbell

Animator

Danny Cangemi

Special Effects Coordinator

Allen Cappuccilli

Visual Effects Editor

James Carson

Illustrator

Jerry Carville

Accounting Assistant

Chris Castaldi

Assistant Director

Joseph Cavanaugh

Animator

Anthony Ceccomancini

Visual Effects

Clete Cetrone

Foreman

Jack Cheng

Visual Effects

Sue Chipperton

Animal Trainer

Elizabeth Chodar

Casting Assistant

Vincent Cirelli

Visual Effects Supervisor

Siobhan Claridy

Accounting Assistant

Kenneth C Clark

Special Effects Technician

Jamie Clarke

Apprentice Editor

Allegra Clegg

Coproducer

Allegra Clegg

Unit Production Manager

Thomas Coe

Assistant Director

Moti Cohen

Software Engineer

Tarik L Collins

Song

Matt Cordner

Animator

J C Cornwell

Digital Effects Artist

Simon Crane

Unit Director

Simon Crane

Stunt Coordinator

Marc-andre Davignon

Software Engineer

Robert Davis Oh

Special Effects Technician

Lisa Deaner

Digital Effects Artist

Hasina Deary

Assistant

Paul Debevec

Digital Effects Supervisor

Barbara Delpuech

Sound Effects Editor

Yann Delpuech

Sound Designer

Debbie Denise

Visual Effects

Greg Derochie

Digital Effects Artist

Fred Deyoe

Foreman

Arturo "joey" Dickey

Stunts

Rockey Dickey

Stunts

Tony Diep

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Dietel

Special Effects Technician

Perry Dodgson

Boom Operator

Jim Doherty

Modelmaker

Roxanne Dorman

Assistant Editor

Jason Doss

Visual Effects

George Drakoulias

Music Supervisor

Rob Dressel

Digital Effects Artist

Colin Drobnis

Digital Effects Artist

Kim Drummond

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ann Ducommun

Assistant Sound Editor

Nika Dunne

Rotoscope Animator

Minh Duong

Modelmaker

John Dykstra

Visual Effects Designer

Wade Eastwood

Stunt Coordinator

Noel Vaughan Eaton

Special Effects Technician

Cate Eckenrode

Production Assistant

William Eckroat

Digital Effects Artist

Devin Edwards

Song Performer

Devin Edwards

Song

Kiante Elam

Stunts

Angela M. Eliasz

Animator

David Emery

Modelmaker

Firat Enderoglu

Visual Effects

Edy Enriquez

Visual Effects Producer

Kai Ephron

Assistant Location Manager

Marcus Epps

On-Set Dresser

Corey Eubanks

Stunts

Antonio Evans

Medic

Devon Fairbairn

Digital Effects Artist

Kasra Farahani

Illustrator

Freddy Fender

Song Performer

Roberto Fonseca

Song

Roberto Fonseca

Song Performer

Clay Fontenot

Stunts

Barbara Ford

Software Engineer

Melissa Forney

Hair Stylist

Kristy Lynn Fortier

Production Assistant

Darrell Foster

Trainer

Douglas Fox

Property Master

Germaine Franco

Original Music

Eric Frazier

Special Effects Technician

Howard Frazier

Special Effects Technician

John Frazier

Special Effects Supervisor

Christian Frederickson

Song

Joey Freitas

Transportation Co-Captain

Jenny Fulle

Visual Effects Producer

John Garrett

Assistant Camera

Dawn Gates

Rotoscope Animator

Lonnie Gatlin

Chief Lighting Technician

Andy Gauvreau

Animator

John Geils Jr.

Song

Peter Giliberti

Animation Supervisor

Tanner Gill

Stunts

Vince Gilligan

Screenplay

Brent Gilmartin

Digital Effects Artist

John J Giuliano

Foreman

Gary Glushon

Assistant

Akiva Goldsman

Producer

Orlando R Gonzales

Production Coordinator

Christopher Gordon

Stunts

Demian Gordon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kathrine Gordon

Hair

Dipankar Goswamy

Animator

Nancy Grace

Other

Mark Graham

Music

Steve Graves

Best Boy Grip

Katie Greathouse

Music Editor

Theresa Greene

Art Department Coordinator

Ron Gress

Matte Painter

Lauren Grey

Casting Associate

Rachel Grimes

Song

Juliana Guedes

Assistant

Dawn Guinta

Visual Effects

Glen Gustafson

Matte Painter

Kee-suk Hahn

Digital Effects

David Haines

Stunt Double

David Haines

Stand-In

John Haley

Digital Effects

Brian Hall

Software Engineer

Brian Hamblin

Editorial Production Assistant

Leah Hardstark

Visual Effects

Shaughnessy Hare

Sound Effects Editor

Mustafa Harris

Production Assistant

Parag Havaldar

Software Engineer

Timmy Hawkins

Digital Effects Supervisor

William Hawkins

Art Director

Ronald M Haynes

Assistant Location Manager

Topper Headon

Song

Chris Hebert

Visual Effects

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Eric Heffron

Assistant Director

Eric Heffron

Associate Producer

Christian Hejnal

Visual Effects Producer

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Tom Hershey

Visual Effects

Nick Hiatt

Matte Painter

Daren Hicks

Production Supervisor

Jamal Hill

Production Assistant

Rory Hinnen

Digital Effects Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
John Hancock, Tonight He Comes, Tonight, He Comes
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 2, 2008

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2008

Michael Mann previously attached to direct. Jonathan Mostow previously attached to direct. Gabriele Muccino previously attached to direct, but dropped out due to creative differences.

Artisan Pictures purchased the rights to be produced by Weed Road Pictures. Columbia Pictures picked the project up in turnaround from Artisan.

Scott Free Productions originally purchased Vincent Ngo's spec screenplay "Tonight, He Comes." Ridley and Tony Scott were formerly attached to produce, and both considered it to direct.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.

Released in United States Summer July 2, 2008

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2008

Project was slated to start production in the summer of 2006, but was delayed with the hiring of Gabriele Muccino as director.