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David S. Goyer

Highest Rated:   84% Batman Begins (2005)
Lowest Rated:   10% The Forest (2016)
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Filmmaker David S. Goyer is a master of the dark, brooding brand of off-kilter sci-fi that defined the 1990s before spilling over into the new millennium with such efforts as Blade II. Starting out as a screenwriter, Goyer showed a remarkable talent for bringing comic-book characters to life on the big screen, eventually leading him to the director's chair. He was an active writer from his earliest days, but boredom came fast and furious for the accelerated high-school English student; nevertheless, he soon turned his restlessness to his advantage by striking a deal with teachers to produce one original piece of writing per week in lieu of the general classroom workload. Though Goyer's original intentions to attend Michigan State University and become a homicide investigator were quickly put to rest when his teachers staged a creative intervention, the wake-up call soon proved effective, and he was off to study screenwriting at U.S.C. Film School. A shaky first semester soon gave way to a better understanding of his skills and increasing confidence, though upon graduation in 1988, Goyer's job prospects were bleak due to a writer's strike in Hollywood. A few months after graduation, one of Goyer's scripts was made into the Jean-Claude Van Damme film Death Warrant -- a stroke of luck that allowed the ambitious young writer the opportunity to spend some time on a real Hollywood film set and learn the ropes of moviemaking. Goyer subsequently churned out scripts for such lowbrow fare as Demonic Toys and Arcade, but his dark and quirky sensibilities were soon tapped when the writer was asked to pen screenplays for both The Crow: City of Angels and Dark City. Though The Crow: City of Angels died a painful death at the box office, Dark City offered a complex and compelling sci-fi-flavored tale of memory loss and one man's quest to discover his past -- in addition to gaining positive critical notice, it also gained a notable cult following. In Goyer's own words, his most transitional script was that of the 1998 Stephen Norrington film Blade. Starring Wesley Snipes as the eponymous comic-book vampire slayer, the film proved an unchallenged hit -- quickly elevating its writer to A-list status. In addition to penning the screenplay for the decidedly more low-key drama Zigzag, Goyer also opted to make his directorial debut with the film. By the time the third film in the Blade franchise was set to go before the camera, Goyer was confident enough in his directorial skills to step up to the plate and follow in the footsteps of Norrington and Blade II director Guillermo del Toro by helming Blade: Trinity.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fantastic Voyage
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2017
No Score Yet The Sandman
  • Producer
2017
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2016
10% The Forest
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet The Breach
  • Director
2016
55% Man of Steel
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Scanners
  • Screenwriter
2013
17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet DevilDolls
  • Screenwriter
2012
10% The Unborn
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2009
83% Batman Gotham Knight
  • Screenwriter
2008
16% Jumper
  • Screenwriter
2008
No Score Yet Here, There Be Dragons
  • Producer
2008
20% The Invisible
  • Director
2007
26% Ghost Rider
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - David Goyer
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2006
No Score Yet Blade: House of Chthon
  • Executive Producer
2006
84% Batman Begins
  • Screenwriter
2005
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2004
44% Zigzag
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Zig Zag
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2002
57% Blade II
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2002
25% Mission to Mars
  • Producer
2000
54% Blade
  • Screenwriter
1998
No Score Yet Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Screenwriter
1998
26% The Puppet Masters
  • Screenwriter
1994
No Score Yet Death Warrant
  • Screenwriter
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
81% Da Vinci's Demons
2013-2015
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
72% Constantine
2014-2015
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer

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