R. Eric Lieb (born 1979) is a writer and editor, best known for his work on 28 Days Later and the Saw franchise.

He was one of the writers of Saw: Rebirth.


R. Eric Lieb was a founding partner of Blacklight Transmedia. At Blacklight, Lieb focused on the creation and development of all film, video game, television, comic book and new media franchises. In 2001, he graduated with a BA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

Prior to Blacklight, Lieb was the Editor-in-Chief of Fox Atomic Comics and the Director of Development for Fox Atomic, the youth-market film studio. Theatrical releases from the studio included Jennifer's Body, I Love You Beth Cooper and 28 Weeks Later. At Fox Atomic, Lieb created Fox Atomic Comics, working with publishing partners HarperCollins and Boom! Studios.

Before joining Fox Atomic, Lieb held positions at Artisan Entertainment and Lionsgate, where he worked on such films as the Academy Award-winning Crash, as well as The Punisher, Saw, Saw II, The Devil's Rejects and Hostel. While at Lionsgate, Lieb pioneered the motion comic trend by spearheading an animated version of the Saw: Rebirth comic book, for which he also wrote the story.



Year Film Writer Editor
2005 Saw: Rebirth Yes No
2007 Turistas: The Other Side of Paradise Yes No
28 Days Later: The Aftermath (Chapter 1) No Yes
28 Days Later: The Aftermath (Chapter 3) - Decimation No Yes

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