John Constantine is sad; all he wants is a smoke. The rain, however, is not preventing him from lighting up. Restraint comes from the standards & practices department at NBC, which is more powerful than any nicotine patch when it comes to killing off a nicotine habit.
The character, a DC Comics mainstay since his creation by Alan Moore in the mid-’80s, is coming to television via David Goyer and NBC. And despite the fact that Constantine is a serious smoker (such a dedicated smoker, in fact, that lung cancer became a major plot point in his overall story) the network has said “no smoking” to the producers of Constantine. Maybe he can vape?
After the break, pilot director Neil Marshall explains some of the no smoking reasoning. (Note: possible gross spoilers for Hannibal are below, in the form of thumbnail images.) Read More »
The new Constantine show, featuring DC’s grim and sometimes grounded British magician John Constantine, has been the subject of much discussion since it was first announced. David Goyer is spearheading the show, which features Matt Ryan as the lead character. The trailer turned a lot of heads, and public perception of the show took a new turn. Could it be good? It looks like it goes all out with magical elements, at least, but we didn’t have a Constantine premiere date.
Now it seems like the show’s broadcast home, NBC, is treating it like something fit for the Halloween season. The show won’t premiere along with NBC’s other stuff right at the beginning of the fall season, but will be held back for a few weeks. Read More »
Here’s the first trailer for NBC’s new incarnation of DC’s magician John Constantine, and it looks… pretty good! Scoring Neil Marshall (The Descent, various Game of Thrones episodes) to direct the pilot was a good move, and Matt Ryan looks properly selfish and capable as Constantine. See, while the Keanu Reeves movie directed by Francis Lawrence has its charm, and captured great facets of the DC character, it was still a pretty far cry from the stories that made Hellblazer a must-read series, once upon a time. Will this show do better? Tough to tell at this point, but it definitely gets a few points in its favor. Check out the Constantine TV trailer below. Read More »
Producer James Cameron has been trying for years to get a Fantastic Voyage remake off the ground, to little avail. The last time we even heard about the project was in 2011, when Shawn Levy was still attached to direct. But now it’s getting new life with some help from David Goyer.
The Man of Steel writer has been tapped to write the treatment for the sci-fi adventure, as well as executive produce. Hit the jump for all the latest updates on Fantastic Voyage.
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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 »
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 »
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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 »