A rescue crew in space comes to investigate and if possible, rescue a government spaceship gone missing for seven years. When they board the ship, they learn that it has been somewhere beyond space and brought something back with it that is an unspeakable evil. —IMDb
Anderson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Educated at Newlands Preparatory School, Gosforth and later at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School, Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Warwick as the youngest student to achieve a BA in Film & Literature. He made his debut as the writer-director of Shopping, which starred Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost as thieves who smashed cars into storefronts. When released in the United Kingdom it was banned in some cinemas, and only gained a release in the United States as an edited, direct to video release.
After this, he directed the successful 1995 video game adaptation Mortal Kombat. While prior video game movies, like Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros., had been all-out disasters, Mortal Kombat was well received by fans, and some critics. He declined to direct the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, which was not well received by critics or fans. Anderson was asked to direct a third movie, Mortal Kombat… read more
I had come to the conclusion long before Sam Neil, sans eyeballs, started ranting about 'dimensions of pure evil' and shreiking 'NOOOOOOOO' as the camera zooms in towards his face that "Event Horizon" was not a good film. It might've been, if Paul W.S. Anderson wasn't so insistent on trying to beat that good film into us. That said, sleek, grime-ridden spaceships, more gore and BDSM shit than anything this side of "Hellraiser," a script with some pretty great ideas and committed work from Fishburne make it a hard flick for a genre fan to ignore.