French film director and producer, Louis Leterrier began his career in the film industry in 1997 as on-set production assistant for director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s science fiction horror film ‘Alien Resurrection’. For the next few years, he continued to work as an assistant – as second assistant director in Jean-Paul Salomé directed comedy film ‘Restons groupés’ (1998); as production assistant in Luc Besson directed historical epic drama ‘The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc’ (1999) and as second assistant director in Alain Chabat directed fantasy comedy film ‘Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra’ (2002). In the last film, he also played the role of Ouhécharlis.
His directorial debut came in the year 2002 with the English language French action thriller film ‘The Transporter’ (co-directed with Corey Yuen). In the United States release, the film credits him as an artistic director while in the European release, he is credited as the director of the film. The film was a box office success and led to three sequels and a television series. Louis Leterrier directed the first sequel ‘Transporter 2’ in 2005 which was once again a commercial success. However, before he became the solo director of ‘Transporter 2’, he made his solo directorial debut in early 2005 with the crime action thriller film ‘Unleashed’.
In 2008, Louis Leterrier made his Hollywood debut directing the big-budget sci-fi action-adventure film ‘The Incredible Hulk’. The film based on the Marvel comics character, the Hulk, became a commercial success and boosted his credibility as an action director. His next project was the remake of the 1981 fantasy adventure film ‘Clash of the Titans’. The movie, starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson, released in the year 2010 and generally received negative reviews from critics, though it turned out to be a box office success. The film’s success gave way to a sequel ‘Wrath of the Titans’ in 2012 which he did not direct but served as its executive producer.
In 2013, the American heist film ‘Now You See Me' directed by him released and received mixed reviews from critics. Nonetheless, the crime mystery thriller, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo went on to become a box office success and bagged the ‘People's Choice Award’ for Favourite Thriller Movie. For its sequel ‘Now You See Me 2’, which released in 2016, he once again turned executive producer. That same year, he also co-produced the French dystopian science fiction film ‘Ares’. As a director, his film release in 2016 was the spy action-comedy film ‘The Brothers Grimsby’.
The following year, Louis Leterrier directed and executive produced 9 episodes of the Blackpills thriller series ‘Tycoon’. In 2019, he once again took charge as the director and executive producer of another television series – the Netflix fantasy series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’. The ten-episode series, consisting entirely of puppetry and special effects, received critical acclaim and even bagged ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for Outstanding Children's Program.
In 2021, he directed 3 episodes of the French mystery thriller series ‘Lupin’ and turned associate producer for the horror mystery drama film ‘The Deep House’. The French action-comedy film ‘The Takedown’ directed by him released in 2022.
As a director, his upcoming projects include the action film ‘Fast X’ and the television series ‘Dark Matter’. He is also producing the live action animated comedy film ‘Strays’.