Ethan had the chance to sit down with John Rogers, co-creator of the hit TNT television series, Leverage. As it happens, John is an avid gamer, and has done many things in the world of gaming. They had a chance to talk about how Hollywood has influenced his games, and how his games have influenced his work in Hollywood. Oh, and they talked about Catwoman, too.
About John Rogers
John Rogers is a screenwriter, comedian, film producer, and comic book writer. Although born in Worcester, Massachusetts, he attended McGill University in Montreal and is better known publicly as a Canadian writer. While at McGill, he wrote for the school’s comedy magazine The Red Herring.
Rogers wrote the first draft of the script for the live-action movie Transformers, released in 2007. He wrote an early screenplay for Catwoman and created the cartoon series Jackie Chan Adventures. He also co-wrote the science fiction adventure film The Core. In 2004 Rogers wrote and executive-produced a television pilot based on the graphic novel Global Frequency. Although the pilot was never aired on network television, it achieved brief notoriety when it was leaked onto the internet and accrued an international fan base. He co-created and serves as executive producer for the TNT TV series, Leverage.
Leverage is an American television drama series on TNT that premiered in December 2008. The series is produced by director/executive producer Dean Devlin’s production company Electric Television. Leverage follows a five-person team of professional thieves, computer experts and con artists, headed up by former insurance investigator, Nathan Ford, who use their skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on common citizens.