Horror director Marcus Nispel is filing for divorce from his wife Dyan Humes-Nispel, a singer, songwriter, and commercial editor. Dyan has written songs for various artists, including the late Whitney Houston.
The Blast has obtained exclusive court documents that show that Marcus is ready to call it quits, even though the couple has been married for over 30 years and has two children together!
Marcus Nispel Files For Divorce From Wife Of Over 30 Years
Court documents show that “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” director had filed for divorce in Los Angeles on April 21. The documents showed that although they had been married since 1990, the couple has been separated since November 2020.
The couple reportedly has two children together, but both of the children are said to be grown, as the form states that there are no minor children. Marcus cited “irreconcilable differences” as a reason for the split.
The “Friday the 13th” director also asked for the court to terminate the ability to award spousal support to either party. The separation of assets has yet to be determined at this time. The documents state that Marcus “has not yet determined the full nature and extent of his separate property assets and debts.” He is asking to reserve the right to amend his divorce petition at a later date, once he is aware of how much his assets are worth.
The same goes for mutual property between the two, as the papers state that Marcus “has not yet determined the full nature, value and extent of his community and quasi-community property assets and debts.”
He is also asking for each party to be responsible for their own attorney’s fees.
Marcus Nispel Has Retired From Directing And Producing
Marcus Nispel is a German film director and producer who is known for several high-profile American film remakes, the most notable of which is “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” He has also directed many television commercials and music videos.
The German director started a production company with partner Anouk (Frankel) Nora Portfolio Artists Network. The company later merged with RSA (Ridley Scott Associates) Black Dog Films to form the production company Portfolio/Black Dog. Marcus also worked at RSA as a commercial director for multiple years.
Marcus was born in Frankfurt and grew up near the McNair Barracks. He was able to learn English by hanging out with the children of soldiers who lived around the base. When he was around fifteen years old, Marcus got a job at a boutique called Hessler and Kehrer.
When he had his first interview at an American ad agency, he had been asked by the interviewer what “Oreos” mean. The question made Marcus realize how important it was to understand American culture and he began to work in American advertising as his way of learning more about American culture. At age 20, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and was able to attend Brooklyn College and the New York Institute of Technology. Marcus also worked as an art director for Young & Rubicam.
Marcus was supposed to make his directorial debut with the film “End of Days,” but he decided to step down from the project due to concerns that he had with the film’s proposed budget. Around the same time, a 64-page “manifesto” that he had written with on-set demands was leaked publicly, which hurt his reputation.
However, by 2002, Marcus was tapped to direct the “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Marcus originally didn’t think that it was a good idea to remake the film. However, Daniel Pearl, the cinematographer for the original film and a long-time collaborator of Marcus, convinced him to direct the film. Although the film was a financial success and grossed $107 million worldwide, it opened to negative reviews from critics.
Shortly after directing “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” he directed and produced “Frankenstein” in 2004 and “Pathfinder” in 2007. In 2009, he directed “Friday the 13th” and followed it up with “Conan the Barbarian” in 2011. In 2015, he produced and directed the ghost exorcism film “Exeter,” which was his last major project.
In a 2021 interview, Marcus had announced that he had decided to retire from film directing and has since been working as a property developer.
Neither Marcus Nispel nor Dyan Humes-Nispel have publicly commented on their divorce at this time.