As a boy growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, David Goyer remembers getting hooked on the TV series Dark Shadows when he was in kindergarten. He would watch it with his babysitter after school and claims it inspired him to start writing. But by the time he was in high school, he'd decided to attend Michigan State University in order to become a homicide investigator. However, his teachers sensed David would be happier in a more creative field, and convinced him to enroll in the University of Southern California's film program.
He sold his first screenplay, the Jean Claude Van Damme thriller Death Warrant, just before graduating in 1988. Goyer went on to write several more Hollywood action pics, including The Crow: City of Angels (1996), Blade (1998) and Dark City (1998), for which he won a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Original Screenplay.
In 2002, Goyer made his directing debut with his screenplay, ZigZag (2002), based on the novel by Landon J. Napoleon, about an autistic teenager nicknamed ZigZag because of his ability to get out of trouble. Wesley Snipes, who starred in the Blade films, agreed to take on a role in the film, and his involvement helped Goyer get financing. Then, because Blade II (2002) was an even bigger hit than the original, Goyer wrote a third Blade screenplay. This time, he decided to direct the film himself, as well as produce. Again starring Snipes, Blade: Trinity (2004) was released in 2004.
Goyer has since written the screenplay for Batman Begins (2005) and has signed on as an executive producer for Ghost Rider (2006), starring Nicolas Cage.
When he gets time off, Goyer enjoys traveling to out-of-the-way places like Tibet, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Burma and Thailand.
Way back in December, Syfy announced a new TV series entitled Krypton, which will be set several years before Superman was even born, following Kal-El's grandfather. Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer came up with the story along with Ian Goldberg, with the latter writing the pilot script. Unfortunately, we haven't heard anything about the project since then, but David S. Goyer revealed to Collider that the show is set "200 years before" Man of Steel.
Aside from Kal-El's grandfather, it isn't known what other character might pop up on Krypton, when the show heads into production. David S. Goyer teased there may be an update soon regarding the production, but it still does seem to be moving forward. David S. Goyer wouldn't reveal if this new series will be based on any particular DC Comics stories, so we'll have to wait and see. None of the DC TV shows are connected to the Warner Bros.' movie universe now, and it doesn't seem that will change with Krypton, especially since it is set two centuries before Man of Steel.Read More
The beloved DC Comics character Green Arrow is currently thriving on the small screen, with The CW's hit series Arrow starting its fourth season earlier this month. Years before that show ever debuted, though, Warner Bros. was developing a big screen version entitled Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max back in 2008. David S. Goyer and Justin Marks wrote the screenplay, but just one year later, the superhero project was put on indefinite hold, and it still hasn't seen the light of day.
David S. Goyer also confirmed that he has no plans to direct any of the upcoming DC Comics movies that are being developed by Warner Bros. Since Warner Bros. and DC are keeping their movie and TV universes separate, Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max could still exist without interfering with The CW's Arrow, but it seems that ship has sailed. Would you have gone out to see Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max if it ever debuted in theaters? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for an updates on the DC movie universe.Read More
After helping to bring Superman back to life on the big screen with Man of Steel, writer David S. Goyer is reportedly attached to a TV show entitled Krypton, set on Superman's home planet.
No story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known if the series is set up at a network at this time, but Bleeding Cool suggests that this series might be using the same formula as Fox and DC Comics' Gotham, which is set years before a young Bruce Wayne ever becomes Batman. It's possible that this Krypton show could include the "House of El," the villain Brainiac, an "end-of-the-world cult" and several dragons, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.Read More
When Constantine premieres on NBC next Friday, it will join a growing number of shows based on DC Comics, including The CW's Arrow and The Flash and Fox's Gotham, with others like CBS' Supergirl in development. Like the previously-mentioned shows, Constantine will also introduce several other characters from the DC Comics universe, according to series creator/executive producer/showrunner David S. Goyer.
John Constantine often tangled with Swamp Thing in the Hellblazer comic books throughout the years, but it will certainly be tricky to bring a TV version of this visually complex character to the small screen.Read More