David Goyer Biography

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Summary

"David Samuel Goyer" (born December 22, 1965) is an American screenwriter, film director and comic book writer.

Early life

Goyer was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended Hebrew school and has described himself as 'half Jewish'. Goyer is an alumnus of Huron High School and the University of Southern California, graduating from the School of Cinema-Television in 1988.

Goyer was a student of screenwriter Nelson Gidding at USC and frequently returned to Gidding's class as a guest speaker. He graduated in 1988 and sold his first screenplay for "Death Warrant" in 1989. With his first paycheck, he bought a new Isuzu Trooper, which was stolen the very first night he drove it home.

Career

Goyer has written several screenplays based on numerous comic book series, among them "Doctor Strange", "Ghost Rider", "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight", "The Flash", and "Blade".

Goyer wrote a title based around the Justice Society of America for DC Comics titled "JSA", which debuted in August 1999. For the first five issues, he collaborated with James Robinson and, until his departure following issue 51, with Geoff Johns, who would take over as solo writer.

Goyer is co-creator with Brannon Braga of "FlashForward", a science fiction TV series that premiered on ABC in Fall 2009. The show is based on the novel by Robert J. Sawyer. He stepped in as show runner in October 2009 after the show struggled out of the gate. On Feb. 5, 2010, Goyer announced he would be stepping down as "FlashForward" showrunner to focus on feature films and directing. Replacing him as showrunners are Jessika Borsiczky, Lisa Zwerling and Timothy J. Lea.

In 2011, Goyer wrote a short story titled 'The Incident' in which Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship.

Goyer is currently working on writing the upcoming "Superman" film and the third installment of Christopher Nolan's "Batman" film series.

In July 2011, Goyer was hired to write the upcoming "Godzilla" reboot from Legendary Pictures.

Filmography

Writer

Films

"Death Warrant" (1990)

"Kickboxer 2: The Road Back" (1991)

"Demonic Toys" (1992)

"Arcade" (1993)

"Dollman vs. Demonic Toys" (1993)

"The Puppet Masters" (1994)

"The Crow: City of Angels" (1996)

"Dark City" (1998)

"Blade" (1998)

"ZigZag" (2002)

"Blade II" (2002)

"Blade: Trinity" (2004)

"Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys" (2004)

"Batman Begins" (2005) co-writer

"Jumper" (2008)

"The Dark Knight" (2008) story by

"The Unborn" (2009)

"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" (2012)

"The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)

"Godzilla" (2012)

"The Invisible Man" (2012)

"The Man of Steel (2013)

Television

"Sleepwalkers" episode 'Pilot'

"Nick Fury: Agent of Shield" (1998)

"FreakyLinks" episode 'Subject: Fearsum' (2000)

"Threshold" episode 'Trees Made of Glass: Part 2' (2005)

"Blade: The Series" episodes 'Pilot', 'Death Goes On', 'Descent', 'Bloodlines', 'The Evil Within', 'Delivery', 'Sacrifice', 'Turn of the Screw', 'Angels & Demons', 'Hunters', 'Monsters', and 'Conclave' (2006)

"FlashForward" (Co-creator with Brannon Braga, premiered on ABC in Fall 2009)

Video game

"Call of Duty: Black Ops" (2010)

Director

"ZigZag" (2002)

"Blade: Trinity" (2004)

"Threshold" episode 'Trees Made of Glass: Part 1' (2005)

"The Invisible" (2007)

"The Unborn" (2009)

Producer

"Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

"Sleepwalkers" (1997-1998)

"Mission to Mars" (2000)

"Threshold" (2005)

"Blade: The Series" (2006)

"Ghost Rider" (2007)

External links

(David Goyer Interview @ PopImage, Oct.01)

(David Goyer Interview @ PopImage, Feb 2000)

(The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter David Goyer)

Credit

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