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Jamie Moss is an American screenwriter. After co-writing the screenplay for the Keanu Reeves action film Street Kings (2008), Moss was hired to adapt the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell into a screenplay, but was replaced in October 2009. During the same year, director/screenwriter Scott Frank left the planned Planet of the Apes reboot titled Caesar, and 20th Century Fox briefly hired Moss to rework Frank's script. However, over Christmas 2009, original writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa were brought back and told to prepare a new script based on their first drafts.[1]

In December 2009, Bryan Singer returned to the X-Men franchise to direct X-Men: First Class and brought Jamie Moss on board to write the script. Ultimately, Singer switched to a producer's role in March 2010 and handed directing duties to Matthew Vaughn, who brought his own screenwriter Jane Goldman, and the production started over. Moss' name was omitted from the screenwriting credits, prompting a legal challenge. Moss went on to co-write the 2012 action film Hunter Killer, directed by Phillip Noyce.


  1. Fox’s Planet of the Apes Reboot of the Reboot Is Back On, by Claude Brodesser-Akner - Vulture (January 22 2010)

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