David S. Goyer

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 News
Krypton TV Show Is Set 200 Years Before Man of SteelKrypton TV Show Is Set 200 Years Before Man of Steel
David S. Goyer confirms that Krytpon is still in development at Syfy, and there will be both big moments and plenty of character development.
What Happened to DC's Green Arrow Prison Break Movie?What Happened to DC's Green Arrow Prison Break Movie?
David S. Goyer reveals details about his Green Arrow movie that never saw the light of day, which would have contained numerous villains.
Superman TV Show Krypton in Development with David S. GoyerSuperman TV Show Krypton in Development with David S. Goyer
Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer is reportedly attached to a TV show entitled Krypton, set on Superman's home planet.
Will Constantine Introduce Zatanna and Swamp Thing?Will Constantine Introduce Zatanna and Swamp Thing?
Constantine series creator David S. Goyer teases the inclusion of other DC Comics characters from Justice League Dark like Zantanna.
Focus Features Picks Up David S. Goyer's Supernatural Thriller The ForestFocus Features Picks Up David S. Goyer's Supernatural Thriller The Forest
Jason Zada makes his feature directorial debut with The Forest, which follows a young woman who enters a forbidden world to find her sister.
David S. Goyer to Rewrite Fantastic Voyage for Producer James CameronDavid S. Goyer to Rewrite Fantastic Voyage for Producer James Cameron
James Cameron is producing this sci-fi adventure with his Lightstorm Entertainment partners Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini.
David S. Goyer Talks Character Balance in Batman Vs. SupermanDavid S. Goyer Talks Character Balance in Batman Vs. Superman
The screenwriter is trying his best to honor every character in director Zack Snyder's superhero sequel to Man of Steel.
David S. Goyer Will Direct The BreachDavid S. Goyer Will Direct The Breach
A man stumbles upon a plane crash in the wilderness in this adaptation of the Patrick Lee novel.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Rumored as Morpheus in Neil Gaiman's Sandman
Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer recently pitched his take on the graphic novel adaptation. Joseph Gordon-Levitt may possibly produce and direct.
Jason Zada Will Direct The Forest for Producer David S. Goyer
The story takes place in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, although nothing more is known about the plot. Sarah Cornwell is rewriting the script.
David S. Goyer Sets Up Sci-Fi Thriller at Warner Bros. with New Three-Year Deal
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.
Batman Vs. Superman Is Further Along in Development Than People Think
Screenwriter David S. Goyer discussed criticism from fans, while George Clooney finally chimes in about his friend Ben Affleck taking the Batman role.
Superman Doesn't Kill Rule Doesn't Apply to Man of Steel Says Writer David S. Goyer
The screenwriter also hints that he may be writing Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Justice League sequel.
COMIC-CON 2013: Superman and Batman Will Join Forces in Man of Steel 2!
Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill are all expected to return for this mega-sequel featuring DC's two biggest heroes.
Man of Steel 2 Will Introduce Wonder Woman or a New Batman
Other Justice League characters might also pop up in the sequel according to writer David S. Goyer.
EXCLUSIVE: David S. Goyer Talks Creating a New Superman for Man of Steel
The screenwriter reinvents Superman, bringing him to new heights while keeping him grounded in this superhero saga, in theaters June 14th.
Man of Steel 2 Moves Forward with Director Zack Snyder Returning!
Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer is crafting the story for this follow-up to the highly-anticipated adventure.
Man of Steel Set Visit: David S. Goyer and Charles Roven Talk 3D, Christopher Nolan and Super Powers
Producer Deborah Snyder also joins us on the Plano, Illinois set of this massive superhero adventure, in theaters June 14th.
The Count of Monte Cristo Confirms Director David S. Goyer
Michael Robert Johnson wrote this adaptation, which is based on the classic Alexandre Dumas tale.
David Goyer and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Team Up for The Breach
Justin Rhodes will adapt the Patrick Lee novel about an ex-cop who races against time to stop the impending apocalypse.
Man of Steel to Retain The Dark Knight's Naturalism Says David S. Goyer
The screenwriter talks about collaborating with producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder.
Starz Orders Da Vinci's Demons from Dark Knight Writer David S. Goyer
This new series will reveal the 'untold' history of famed artist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci.
Godzilla Lands Writer David S. Goyer
The Dark Knight Rises scribe will write this new Legendary Pictures monster movie for director Gareth Edwards.
100 Bullets Gets a Shot at Showtime
David S. Goyer will adapt the Vertigo Comics title about a mysterious man plotting to kill the families that control most of the world's wealth.
Superman Inspired by Geoff Johns' Superman: Secret Origin
Screenwriter David S. Goyer reveals the direction he is headed with Zack Snyder's upcoming DC Comics reboot.
David S. Goyer's Heaven's Shadow Lands at Warner Bros.
The studio has picked up the first in what will be a trilogy of books for a feature adaptation.