A couple of weeks ago we learned that the script for the upcoming Justice League movie had been totally trashed and needed to be rewritten from the ground up. With early press on the Man of Steel looking super positive, the latest rumor out of H’wood totally changes what Warner Bros. could be bringing to the table in 2015.
Showtime has announced it has hired David S. Goyer to adapt DC Comics Vertigo imprint, 100 Bullets series for the cable network.
100 Bullets is an atypical comic as it features no superheroes, magic, supernatural elements or a sci-fi twist. It is a dark, noir-style story about the attempt by one man, the mysterious Agent Graves, to destroy a secret group of families that control most of the world’s wealth and power, and it also poses a classic moral question, “If you could get away with murdering the person who ruined your life, would you do it?”
I’ve only just started reading the series thanks to the digital versions available through comiXology, and so far, I like it. Now if Goyer can serve up a series that is as good as the books, then Showtime will have a big hit on its hands. No word now on when the show will go into production or when we might see it on the premium cable network, but we’ll keep monitoring the story as it unfolds.
Latino Review is running a story that says Batman Begins scribe David Goyer has been signed to write the next Superman movie installment.Â This comes after the news that Christopher Nolan was involved in righting the Superman franchise.Â According to the article, Goyer will base the story on John Bryne’s telling of the Superman tale, and will be called The Man of Steel.
I can tell you that Goyer’s story involves Luthor and Brainiac.Â It is NOT an origin and assumes audiences already know about Lois, Clark, Jimmy and Perry.Â I know the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet.Â And I know it sets up a huge Kryptonian mythology.
It should be noted that this a one of those H’Wood rumors that need to be confirmed to be believed, but Variety reported something similar a few days ago, so this may be the way it goes down.Â It should be noted that we did report that Goyer stepped away from ABC’s FlashForward to work on a new film project, and that could be the clue that he’s working on the red and blue.Â To counter that, Harry Knowles said he spoke with the head of Legendary Pictures who states that the Latino Review story isn’t true at all.
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News arrived last week that David Goyer exited FlashForward, the ABC series that has had some ups and downs these last couple of months.Â Upon his exit, Goyer hinted at bigger things to come for the writer in the form of Batman 3 that he is writing with Christopher Nolan’s brother, Jonah.
This is the first word that we have that Batman 3 is now ramping up, which means we’ll start seeing even more rumors over which villains will appear, and what celebrity will be cast.Â Wanna start the speculation early?
Some of you may remember the brouhaha surrounding David Goyer’s Supermax film project that was supposed to feature Oliver Queen locked away in a maximum security prison surrounded by the DC villains that he put there.Â The latest description of the film doesn’t quite sound like Goyer’s original premise.
The story takes place in a Maximum Security Prison for the Super-Natural as a skilled guard must join forces with a lethal inmate after a riot ensues in order to fight his way through various monsters and mad-men in order to survive.
Doesn’t sound like an Ollie Queen movie to me. So without an Ollie, does that mean the villains and monsters won’t be recognized DC villains either?Â Shooting for the film is set to begin in the early part of 2010.
Looks like David Goyer has a lot of fingers in a lot of pots. Variety is reporting the author/screenwriter/director has been signed to direct Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, based on a graphic novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.
Just-published by Bantam, the graphic novel tells the story of the awakening of supreme evil on Earth. Lord Henry Baltimore is bitten by a demonic vampire bat on a WWI battlefield. The plague destroys his family, and Baltimore creates a team to hunt and fight the Red King, the embodiment of all evil.
Goyer is still set to direct the X-Men origin flick Magneto. The screenplay will be written by Mignola and Golden. There is no word on an expected release date for Baltimore.
Obsessed With Film is also reporting the Magneto movie will take place in the time period of the current X-Men films and may remind many viewers of Boys From Brazil.
Take the jump for some potential spoilers about the flick that will reunite Magneto and Prof. X.
“We haven’t even officially turned in a script for that yet. The idea is that they’re mostly sort of third-tier DC villains, but that was part of the fun, that they’re relatively obscure. But Icicle is in it from JSA—from my days on writing that. I mean, people will recognize most of them. What we did was present to DC a list of people we wanted, and then they went through it on a case-by-case basis and told us whether we could have them or not.”
No script yet, means anything can happen. The script could be turned in and turned down, or given the green light. Considering JLA is the current fast track favorite, Super Max could be a long way off.
David Goyer is certainly in the news alot lately. First parting ways with the Flash, then all the gossip about the non-superhero movie SuperMax, and finally today Variety is reporting Goyer will direct “Magneto”, a spin-off movie from 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios.
The first film will be an origin story with Magneto hunting down Nazi war criminals who tortured him, and coming to grips with his mutant abilities. Since it is a prequel to the X-films, Ian McKellen’s involvement is expected to be limited.
Goyer is developing the script that was written by Sheldon Turner.
ComicbookMovie.com has posted a rumor that Matt Damon may play the role of The Green Arrow in the currently in pre-pre-production SuperMax movie penned by David Goyer. The film tells the story of a falsely accused Ollie Queen stripped of his hero gig and thrown into a super maximum security prison where he has to make a prison break with a bunch of B and C-list DC villains.
I met Matt Damon yesterday in the city during his break from the 3rd installment of The Bourne Identity series and I asked him if he was doing any comic book movies. He told me he was in the middle of negotiating the starring role in The Green Arrow movie!!
David Goyer has announced he is off The Flash movie. WTF DC!? Did you not pay attention to what Goyer did with Batman Begins? That’s Hollywood Gold Baby!
I am sad to say that my version of The Flash is dead at WB. The God’s honest truth is that WB and myself simply couldn’t agree on what would make for a cool Flash film. I’m quite proud of the screenplay I turned in. I threw my heart into it and I genuinely think it would’ve been the basis of a ground-breaking film. But as of now, the studio is heading off in a completely different direction. I expect you’ll hear of some new developments on that front shortly.
So what was going to be in the movie? None other than Barry Allen AND Wally West! Holy crap! I get chills just thinking about how awesome of a flick that would have been. Best of all, Goyer was planning on culling bits and pieces from some of the best Flash stories (Mike Baron, Mark Waid, and Geoff Johns) out there.
This is a real downer. I supposed Warner will end up taking the Bart character from Smallville and making a movie out of that – which will suck almost as hard as the first seven issues of The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive.
via David Goyer (link)