Joshua Rudrananda Rubin was born in Manhattan, raised in an Ashram in Bloomington, Indiana, and spent his teenage years in Hollywood. His writing career has been equally as peripatetic, taking him from his roots in playwriting, to a gig writing Astrology books, to a year as Entertainment Editor at Russell Simmons’ 360HipHop.com.
But these days, Joshua is well established as an award-winning science fiction writer, focusing on film, TV and video games.
He is currently working with Telltale Games on their upcoming adaptation of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.
Before that, he spent a few years helping to shape the core mythology of Bungie’s eagerly anticipated, shared-world shooter: Destiny.
He is best known for co-writing the video game Assassin’s Creed II, the sequel to Ubisoft’s phenomenally successful game franchise.
For his work on AC2, Joshua and his co-writers were nominated for:
– A WGA Award (Writers Guild) for Best Video Game Writing
– A BAFTA Award (British Academy Award) for Best Game Story
– And an IAA Award (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) for Outstanding Achievement in Original Story.
Just before that, Joshua sold his TV show, The Four, to the SyFy Channel, and developed the pilot with the execs behind Battlestar Galactica.
His feature adaptation of the Anime Kite – a dark, sexual sci-fi thriller for producer Rob Cohen – is in production in South Africa with Samuel Jackson in the lead.
In 2000, his first screenplay, Annanina, was selected as a Top-5 finalist for the Motion Picture Academy’s prestigious Nichol Fellowship (out of some 4000 screenplays).
In addition to these, he has been hired to write The American Knight, a WWI adventure love story for Ascendant Pictures; Lain, an adaptation of the celebrated Japanese Anime for SekretAgent Productions; Future Force X, a children’s science fiction adventure, also for Ascendant Pictures; and his original Crocs vs. Sharks creature-feature, for Material Entertainment and New Line.
He is represented for Film, TV and Video Games by UTA United Talent Agency, Beverly Hills.
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