From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. W. D. Richter (born 7 December 1945, New Britain, Connecticut) is a screenwriter and has occasionally directed and produced. He is best known for adapting Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), directing The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and helping write Big Trouble in Little China. Description above from the Wikipedia articleW. D. Richter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.