Rylend spent a few wild years as a professional poker player before settling into a more stable, but much slimier career as a screenwriter. He’s worked for a solid decade in Hollywood, developing film and television projects - mostly big, poppy action movies - with folks like Ridley Scott, F. Gary Gray, Justin Lin, Howard Gordon, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Johnny Depp, John Woo, Dean Devlin, Luc Besson, Adam Wingard, and Penelope Cruz. His latest effort, a collaboration with and Academy Award winning director Fernando Trueba, is set to begin production this fall.