Wesley Scott Coller
- Born: 27 Nov 1972, Seoul, South Korea
Excerpts from an article in Mlive.com headlined:
From Pinckney to Hollywood: Wesley Coller co-produced Watchmen
Eastern Michigan University graduate Wesley Coller, co-producer of "Watchmen," on the Owl Chamber set with the Owl Ship, a flying vehicle built by Nite Owl, the character of a gadget-inventing masked vigilante in the film. The movie opens today at Showcase, Brighton and Quality 16 theaters . . . . Coller, 36, and his wife Celeste, toil with studio president and film director Zack Snyder, and his co-president and wife, Deborah Snyder.
Snyder's 2007 flick, "300," with Coller as associate producer, grossed about $450 million by some estimates.
Coller was about 5 when he moved from the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area to Pinckney. Already on the brink of dropping out of school at 17, Coller said his brother Sean's death in a motorcycle crash at the age of 20 tipped him over the edge.
But his parents - Robert Coller, director of the COPE alternative education center in Ypsilanti, and Donna Coller, a longtime teacher in Willow Run and Howell - were among the "great adult people supporting me, telling me education doesn't have to be traditional, as long as ... I don't lose sight of a direction," Coller said.