David S. Goyer

Highest Rated: 84% Batman Begins (2005)
Lowest Rated: 10% The Forest (2016)
Birthday: Dec 22, 1965
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ghost Draft Producer 2020
No Score Yet Antlers Producer 2020
No Score Yet Terminator: Dark Fate Screenwriter 2019
73% Assassination Nation Producer 2018
No Score Yet Constantine: City of Demons Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet Constantine: The Legend Continues Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet Fantastic Voyage Screenwriter Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet The Sandman Producer 2017
28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Executive Producer Screenwriter $293.8M 2016
10% The Forest Producer $21.9M 2016
No Score Yet The Breach Director 2016
56% Man of Steel Screenwriter $291.1M 2013
No Score Yet Scanners Screenwriter 2013
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Screenwriter Executive Producer $51.8M 2012
No Score Yet DevilDolls Screenwriter 2012
10% The Unborn Director Screenwriter $42.7M 2009
83% Batman Gotham Knight Screenwriter 2008
15% Jumper Screenwriter $80.1M 2008
20% The Invisible Director $20.6M 2007
26% Ghost Rider Executive Producer $115.9M 2007
No Score Yet The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - David Goyer Actor 2006
No Score Yet Blade: House of Chthon Executive Producer 2006
84% Batman Begins Screenwriter $204.2M 2005
25% Blade: Trinity Screenwriter Producer Director $52.5M 2004
41% Freddy vs. Jason Screenwriter $82.3M 2003
44% Zigzag Screenwriter Director 2002
No Score Yet Zig Zag Director Screenwriter 2002
57% Blade II Executive Producer $82.1M 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
12% The Crow: City of Angels Screenwriter 1996
26% The Puppet Masters Screenwriter 1994
10% On Deadly Ground Screenwriter 1994
No Score Yet Demonic Toys (Dangerous Toys) Screenwriter 1992
No Score Yet Death Warrant Screenwriter 1990
20% Kickboxer 2: The Road Back Screenwriter 1990

TV

CREDIT
80% Krypton
2018
Screenwriter Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Constantine: City of Demons
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
72% Constantine
2014-2015
Creator Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
75% Da Vinci's Demons
2013-2015
Creator Director Screenwriter Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
78% FlashForward
2009-2010
Creator Director Screenwriter Executive Producer Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
50% Blade: The Series
2006
Screenwriter Executive Producer
  • 2006
No Score Yet Threshold
2005
Director Screenwriter Executive Producer
  • 2005

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