Director of such films as Wrath of the Titans (2012), Darkness Falls (2003), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).
He studied filmmaking at both the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance and at New York University.
In 2005, he directed a 15-minute short film called Rings, a sequel to the 2002 Gore Verbinski horror The Ring.
He grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa.
His 2012 film Wrath of the Titans was a sequel to the 1981 Ray Harryhausen classic Clash of the Titans.