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.
David S. Goyer confirms that Krytpon is still in development at Syfy, and there will be both big moments and plenty of character development.
David S. Goyer reveals details about his Green Arrow movie that never saw the light of day, which would have contained numerous villains.
Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer is reportedly attached to a TV show entitled Krypton, set on Superman's home planet.
Constantine series creator David S. Goyer teases the inclusion of other DC Comics characters from Justice League Dark like Zantanna.
Jason Zada makes his feature directorial debut with The Forest, which follows a young woman who enters a forbidden world to find her sister.
James Cameron is producing this sci-fi adventure with his Lightstorm Entertainment partners Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini.
The screenwriter is trying his best to honor every character in director Zack Snyder's superhero sequel to Man of Steel.
A man stumbles upon a plane crash in the wilderness in this adaptation of the Patrick Lee novel.
Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer recently pitched his take on the graphic novel adaptation. Joseph Gordon-Levitt may possibly produce and direct.
The story takes place in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, although nothing more is known about the plot. Sarah Cornwell is rewriting the script.
The Man of Steel writer is looking for elevated genre material. Plus, he offers his thoughts on Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman vs. Superman.
Screenwriter David S. Goyer discussed criticism from fans, while George Clooney finally chimes in about his friend Ben Affleck taking the Batman role.
The screenwriter also hints that he may be writing Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Justice League sequel.
Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill are all expected to return for this mega-sequel featuring DC's two biggest heroes.
Other Justice League characters might also pop up in the sequel according to writer David S. Goyer.
The screenwriter reinvents Superman, bringing him to new heights while keeping him grounded in this superhero saga, in theaters June 14th.
Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer is crafting the story for this follow-up to the highly-anticipated adventure.
Producer Deborah Snyder also joins us on the Plano, Illinois set of this massive superhero adventure, in theaters June 14th.
Michael Robert Johnson wrote this adaptation, which is based on the classic Alexandre Dumas tale.
Justin Rhodes will adapt the Patrick Lee novel about an ex-cop who races against time to stop the impending apocalypse.