We’ve heard some description of how Man of Steel came to be, thanks to the efforts of David Goyer, Zack Snyder, and Christopher Nolan. Now the screenwriter himself gives an account of the genesis of the new Superman.
In a screenwriting lecture organized by BAFTA, David Goyer gives a wide-ranging account of his entire career. Regardless of your thoughts about Goyer, it’s an interesting half-hour talk. He talks about Man of Steel a few times, including explaining the approach to the “Superman doesn’t kill” maxim. Towards the end, Goyer talks specifically about how the original Man of Steel idea came to be. It’s a minor enough event — rooted in common problems that face every writer — that it’s worth checking out. Read More »
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While the reports of new indie comics being developed as feature films seem to have slowed a bit, two not-quite-indie titles are being set for the big screen. Vertigo and Epic Comics are (or were, in Epic’s case) the arms of DC and Marvel Comics that blur the lines between indie and major publishers. One of each of their titles have recently gone into development. Vertigo’s Federal Bureau of Physics has a new push from producer David Goyer at Warner Bros., while Epic’s first major title, Dreadstar, is being developed by Benderspink and Illuminati Entertainment. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
Just about every major studio is making some sort of attempt right now to build its own superhero cinematic universe. Some have found more success than others. Marvel, of course, is the gold standard, with a unified mythos that spans across both film and television.
But Warner Bros./DC is trying to put up a fight too. It’s just that, according to Man of Steel writer/producer David Goyer, it’s still “too early” for Warner Bros. to have a cohesive DC universe right now. Hit the jump to see what he means.
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Will we see Green Lantern in a Justice League movie? That’s not an April Fools’ speculation, but rather one obvious idea to kick around based on two recent quotes. The president of WB recently said that we can expect a new DC film series announcement soon — that’s not just one film, but a series — while David Goyer, one of the architects of the recent Batman and Superman films, says he’s interested in Green Lantern.
Sure, Green Lantern fell from grace after first first major movie outing, but the good news is that there’s a whole Corps of Lanterns out there, and Goyer (or another writer) could bring one or more of them into a new film. Read his comment below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Any property with a devoted following also typically has a very vocal following. When fans aren’t convinced a superhero movie is doing justice to the source material — or a TV show is headed in the right direction, or a reboot gets the old characters quite right — they’ll say so, loudly and repeatedly. Whether anyone is actually listening, though, is another question.
David Goyer, for one, says he doesn’t necessarily find it worthwhile to listen to “fan chatter.” In fact, the Man of Steel scribe thinks studios and networks stumble by paying too much attention to what fans think they want. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Little is know about how producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt will tackle Neil Gaiman’s classic comic Sandman, but now we know who’ll write it. Jack Thorne, who wrote the upcoming Nick Hornby adaptation A Long Walk Down, has signed on to adapt the screenplay from Gaiman’s work, based on a pitch by fellow producer David Goyer. The hope – though it’s not set – is for Gordon-Levitt to star and direct. Read More »
The man mostly responsible for Batman and Superman’s recent on-screen happenings is going back behind the camera. Batman Begins and Man of Steel writer David Goyer has been tapped to direct The Breach, a sci-fi action film, for Lionsgate. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will work behind the scenes and Justin Rhodes is writing the screenplay based on a 2009 novel by Patrick Lee.
The premise? An ex-cop discovers the First Lady dead in the wilderness, due to a plane crash, which sets off a crazy, sci-fi inspired chain of events with the fate of the world in the balance. Read the full description below. Read More »
A lot is happening with DC and TV today. Fox ordered Gotham, and NBC has announced a pilot order for Constantine. We don’t know who’ll play DC’s blond British magician John Constantine, who often cares more about himself than anyone else, and battles dark magic in the DC Universe as friends and foes alike fall around him. We do know that David Goyer pitched the series and will be exec producer, and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist, Dexter) is scripting with Goyer. Read More »
Why would Joseph Gordon-Levitt sign on to be involved with the Warner Bros. film based on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman? The obvious overarching answer is that WB has been wanting to put the actor/filmmaker in an even bigger role than he had in The Dark Knight Rises, and with Sandman he gets to be one of the people calling the shots.
But more specifically, why Sandman? It’s a property with a large, dedicated and detail-obsessed fanbase. A Sandman film that gets things wrong will be received particularly poorly, and bringing the story to the screen in an effective manner is going to be a tricky proposition. That could be an appealing challenge. As he puts it, for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, part of the appeal is the fact that Sandman is a unique large-scale project that is out of the typical groove of tentpole films.
And while he’s talking about the project, Gordon-Levitt explains that one of his Sandman tweets should perhaps not be construed as a harbinger of the first storyline to come.
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