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David S. Goyer Calls 'Man Of Steel' The Right Super Hero Movie For Our Times

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 8, 2013 9:20 AM
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The reboot has firmly turned into producer David S. Goyer's affinity as of late. Many of his projects since “Batman Begins” have encompassed a renewal of some sort. With his legacy with Christopher Nolan's trilogy now closed for outside reflection, the focus now falls on his work with another director and comic book property, and he's feeling pretty optimistic about the project.

Watch: Trailer For David Goyer-Penned Starz Series 'Da Vinci's Demons'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 7, 2013 5:20 PM
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If you follow these sorts of things, you're well aware that the TCA Winter Press Tour is in full swing at the moment. If you don’t, well, the TCA are the Television Critics Association, and the twice-yearly press tour consists of the networks and cable channels bulling themselves and their upcoming content up to the press. Over the weekend Starz got the opportunity to do just that for the shows on their upcoming slate, and perhaps the most interesting project they’re banging the drum for is the David Goyer (“The Dark Knight” trilogy) -penned “Da Vinci’s Demons.”

The Playlist Interview: Christopher Nolan Talks The Writing Process, Batman As A Sociopath & Finding His Darth Vader [Part 2]

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 6, 2012 4:47 PM
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Christopher Nolan is a hard man to track down, but after some patience and persistence, we were lucky enough to sit down with the (to name just a few) "Memento," "Prestige" and "Inception" director at length to discuss "The Dark Knight Rises," his debut feature film "Following" and much more about his lauded Batman trilogy. You can read all that right here in part one of our talk, and continue with us as we dug deeper with Nolan into the mythology of his Batman films and his process for putting the pieces of his entire series together, all of which we've presented in a part two below.

David S. Goyer Reveals 'Man Of Steel' Will Be "Naturalistic" & "Rooted In Reality" Like 'The Dark Knight' Movies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 8:56 AM
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It could be argued that comic book movies didn't really get taken seriously until Christopher Nolan's Batman series came along. While the genre was already a proven moneymaker, they weren't regarded as anything beyond mere pieces of blockbuster entertainment. But from "Batman Begins" onward, Nolan and screenwriter David S. Goyer delved into their conflicted hero's psychological underpinnings, and placed him in a Gotham that closely resembled our own bustling metropolises. It was a far cry from the candy land of Tim Burton's "Batman." And while some geek corners bemoan the lack of comic-book-ness of those movies, Nolan's films are more enriching viewing experiences as a result. And whether you like it or not, that's the same approach being taken with next summer's "Man Of Steel."

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Batman Begins'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 9:56 AM
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While we appreciate that you're probably focused on this Friday's release of Daniel Auteil's directorial debut "The Well-Digger's Daughter," this week also sees the release of one other little film: "The Dark Knight Rises," the third and final chapter of Christopher Nolan's reinvention of the Batman character and world. The most critically acclaimed superhero franchise to date, the films have seen Nolan (who before turning to the series had only made three movies, all relatively small-budgeted thrillers) take a grounded approach, tackling the on-the-surface silly premise of a man dressing up as a bat to fight crime, and making it psychologically plausiuble in a way that's proven endlessly influential on tentpoles ever since.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Won't Reference The Joker At All, Plus More Revelations From Empire's Extensive Feature

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 5, 2012 11:25 AM
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We're now getting into the final stretch before "The Dark Knight Rises," probably the most anticipated film of a year that's had plenty of hotly anticipated pictures. After a main trailer a month or so back, we got another sneak peek of footage at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, as well as a steady drip of posters and images that have managed to tease without giving away the whole shop.

David Goyer Teases "Lump In My Throat" Ending For 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Christopher Nolan Talks Con-woman, Grifter Catwoman

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 30, 2012 10:18 AM
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It may be foggy now, but if memory serves us right, people reacted pretty kindly to helmer Christopher Nolan’s introduction to his own Batman world with 2005’s “Batman Begins.” While director Tim Burton delivered the comic book goods in 1989’s “Batman” and 1992’s marvelously underrated “Batman Returns” – with Joel Schumacher ratcheting up the comic book excess to an unnecessary degree with “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin” – Nolan introduced a darker tint to the superhero than we'd had before, and would later lead “The Dark Knight” to become a box office sensation in 2008.

David Goyer Penning 'Da Vinci's Demons' For Starz

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 26, 2011 2:35 AM
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While we're not exactly fans of the conspiracy-minded franchises like "The Da Vinci Code" or "National Treasure" -- movies that attempt to decipher historic characters via ludicrous false histories -- the trend is not going away, and now thanks to “The Dark Knight” co-writer David Goyer, another such project is coming.

David S. Goyer Says New 'Invisible Man' Will Be 'Sherlock Holmes' Style Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 1:18 AM
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We have to admit, we totally forgot this had even happened, but way back in 2007 David S. Goyer signed on to write and direct a new take on "The Invisible Man" for Universal. Not much has been heard since, with Goyer in the interim delivering "The Unborn" and of course, taking on the Christopher Nolan Batman films and the upcoming "Man Of Steel." But, the project is still very much alive and Hero Complex recently caught up with the writer/director on the set of the currently shooting Superman movie, and revealed that his take is forgoing the more serious path taken by recent Universal horror franchise films like "Van Helsing" and "The Wolf Man."

David S. Goyer To Write 'Godzilla' For 'Monsters' Director Gareth Edwards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2011 8:53 AM
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So, just how happy is Legendary Pictures with writer David S. Goyer? The man has had a pen in all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman films and he's putting his stamp on Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." In short, he's been behind some of their most successful projects and is readying a couple of their most highly anticipated releases, and they hope he can weave more magic on another franchise -- "Godzilla."

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