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David S. Goyer is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer and Script American born on 22 december 1965 at Ann Arbor (USA)

David S. Goyer

David S. Goyer
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Birth name David Samuel Goyer
Nationality USA
Birth 22 december 1965 (53 years) at Ann Arbor (USA)

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

His screenwriting works includes the Blade trilogy, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Dark City and Man of Steel, while he directed four feature films: Zig Zag, Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, and The Unborn.

Goyer also acted as co-writer of video games Call of Duty: Black Ops and its sequel Call of Duty: Black Ops II. He won a Saturn Award for Best Writing for Batman Begins, receiving another nomination for Dark City, and was nominated for four Hugo Awards.

Biography

David Goyer et son frère Jeff sont nés à Ann Arbor au Michigan, ont été élevés par leur mère juive, et ont fréquenté l'école hébraïque. Il a déclaré qu'à l'école régulière, « beaucoup de jeunes me battaient, en disant que j'ai tué le Christ. Je sais que je suis très différent... J'ai grandi avec un poids sur mes épaules. » Goyer est un ancien élève de l'école Huron et de l'Université de Californie du Sud, diplômé de l'USC School of Cinematic Arts en 1988.

Goyer fut un étudiant du scénariste Nelson Gidding à l'USC et il est souvent retourné à la classe de Gidding comme conférencier invité. Il vend son premier scénario pour Coups pour coups en 1989, qui met en vedette Jean-Claude Van Damme et réalisé par Deran Sarafian. Avec son premier salaire, il achète une nouvelle Isuzu Trooper, qui fut volée le premier soir.

En 1994, il participe au scénario du film Les Maîtres du monde, adapté du roman Marionnettes humaines de Robert A. Heinlein. Il fait ensuite sa première incursion, et pas la dernière, dans l'adaptation de comics avec The Crow, la cité des anges qui sort en 1996. Il affirme ensuite son goût pour la science-fiction avec le film d'Alex Proyas, Dark City (1998). Il adapte à nouveau une bande-dessinée pour Blade dans lequel Wesley Snipes incarne pour la première fois Blade, héros de Marvel Comics.

En 2002, il renoue avec la science-fiction en coproduisant Mission to Mars de Brian De Palma, puis réalise son premier long-métrage intitulé The Robbery (Zig Zag) avec Wesley Snipes et John Leguizamo. Il écrit également Blade 2, réalisé par Guillermo del Toro.

Pour son film suivant, il reste dans l'univers de Blade, avec Blade: Trinity (2004), où il officie également comme réalisateur. Il coécrit ensuite le reboot de la saga Batman réalisé par Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins, qui sort en 2005. La même année, il crée la série télévisée Blade diffusée sur Spike TV, où le célèbre personnage est cette fois incarné par Kirk Jones. La série ne connait malheureusement qu'une seule saison de 12 épisodes.

Il réalise ensuite son 3e long-métrage, The Invisible (2007), qui est un remake du film suédois Den osynlige (2002). En 2008, il participe à l'écriture de la suite de Batman Begins, The Dark Knight : Le Chevalier noir, réalisée par Christopher Nolan. Il met également en scène le thriller Unborn, dans lequel une jeune femme est hantée par un Dibbouk.

Après l'échec de la série Blade, il crée avec Brannon Braga la série fantastique Flashforward dans laquelle un agent du FBI joué par Joseph Fiennes se réveille après un black-out total durant lequel chacun a entrevu son propre avenir. Mais à l'instar de Blade, cette série n'aura pas droit à une seconde saison.

David Goyer renoue alors avec les comics en cosignant le script de Ghost Rider 2 : L'Esprit de vengeance (2012), réalisé par le tandem Mark Neveldine / Brian Taylor. Puis, il retrouve Christopher Nolan pour clore sa saga Batman avec The Dark Knight Rises. De plus, il écrit intégralement le scénario du FPS Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Il collabore ensuite à nouveau avec Christopher Nolan, mais cette fois ci pour un film avec Nolan comme producteur, pour Man of Steel, reboot des aventures de Superman, mis en scène par Zack Snyder en 2013.

Il crée ensuite une nouvelle série télévisée intitulée Da Vinci's Demons, qui revient sur les jeunes années de Léonard de Vinci. Elle est diffusée dès avril 2013 sur la chaine payante Starz.

Il est ensuite attaché à un projet de remake de Godzilla qui sera réalisé par Gareth Edwards ; il intervient comme script doctor pour quelques semaines et n’est donc pas crédité.

Best films

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
(Story)
The Dark Knight (2008)
(Story)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
(Scriptwriter)
Man of Steel (2013)
(Story)
Justice League (2017)
(Writer)
Godzilla (2014)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(4 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(6 films)
Avi Arad
Avi Arad
(6 films)
Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David S. Goyer (32 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Director

The Unborn
The Unborn (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by David S. Goyer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Ghost films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, James Remar, Ethan Cutkosky.
Rating48% 2.4018252.4018252.4018252.4018252.401825
Casey Beldon has nightmarish hallucinations of strange-looking dogs in the neighbourhood and an evil child with bright blue eyes following her around. While babysitting Matty, her neighbor's son, she finds him showing his infant sibling its reflection in a mirror. Matty attacks Casey, smashing the mirror on her head, and tells her: "Jumby wants to be born now". She puts him to bed and leaves in shock.
The Invisible, 1h42
Directed by David S. Goyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Ghost films
Actors Justin Chatwin, Margarita Levieva, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Marquette, Alex O'Loughlin, Callum Keith Rennie
Rating61% 3.0996353.0996353.0996353.0996353.099635
High school senior Nick Powell (Justin Chatwin) plans to skip his graduation and fly to London for a writing program, despite the plans his controlling mother, Diane (Marcia Gay Harden), has for him. While he is a top performer in school and cares deeply for creative writing, his mother often pressures him to succeed past his abilities and remains emotionally distant. Since Nick's father died unexpectedly the two have maintained a strained relationship.
Blade: Trinity, 2h2
Directed by David S. Goyer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Blade, Dracula films, Superhero films, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Kung fu films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Disaster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell
Rating58% 2.949352.949352.949352.949352.94935
A group of vampires look for the hidden resting place of Drake, also known as Dracula—the genetic "father" of their species. They find him in a Syrian ziggurat tomb, although not before, in a moment of blood lust, he kills one of them. The vampires capitalize on Blade's reputation as a serial killer and frame him for the killing of a familiar. During the ensuing manhunt, the FBI locate Blade's latest hideout, and, during the siege, Abraham Whistler dies. With his mentor gone and surrounded by human authorities, Blade allows himself to be captured and arrested.
Zig Zag
Zig Zag (2002)
, 1h41
Directed by David S. Goyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors John Leguizamo, Wesley Snipes, Sam Jones III, Oliver Platt, Natasha Lyonne, Luke Goss
Rating60% 3.0030053.0030053.0030053.0030053.003005
Dean Singer (John Leguizamo) has terminal cancer, yet is determined to spend his last days taking care of his 15-year-old 'big brother program' autistic protégé, Louis 'Zig Zag' Fletcher. Dean got Louis a dishwasher job in shamelessly abusive, exploiting Mr. 'The Toad' Walters' (Oliver Platt) restaurant. Louis' dead-beat, neglecting yet abusive dad pushes him for 'rent' (actually to repay violent loan-shark Cadillac Tom), which Zig Zag gets by – stealing from Walters' safe, remembering numbers being his only talent. Singer is determined to return the money, despite excessive risks, with surprising allies.

Scriptwriter

Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1976953.1976953.1976953.1976953.197695
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2h31
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Rating64% 3.2427453.2427453.2427453.2427453.242745
Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind.
Godzilla
Godzilla (2014)
, 2h3
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, Richard T. Jones
Rating63% 3.19783.19783.19783.19783.1978
In 1954, a nuclear bomb is detonated at the moment a giant creature emerges from the ocean. In 1999, Project Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham investigate a colossal skeleton unearthed in a collapsed mine in the Philippines. They find two spores; one dormant and one hatched that made a trail into the sea. In Japan, the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant experiences unusual seismic activity and Supervisor Joe Brody sends his wife Sandra and a team of technicians into the reactor. A tremor breaches the reactor, leaving Sandra and her team unable to escape while the plant collapses.
Man of Steel, 2h23
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about writers, Films about education, Films about children, Films about journalists, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Films about school violence, Disaster films
Actors Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne
Roles Story
Rating70% 3.545453.545453.545453.545453.54545
The planet Krypton faces imminent destruction due to its unstable core; the result of depleting Krypton's natural resources. The ruling council is deposed by the planet's military commander, General Zod, and his followers during a coup d'état. Knowing that artificial population control and isolationism have ruined their civilization, scientist Jor-El and his wife Lara launch their newborn son, Kal-El, the first naturally born Kryptonian child in centuries, on a spacecraft to Earth after infusing his cells with a genetic codex of the entire Kryptonian race. After Zod kills Jor-El, he and his followers are captured and exiled to the Phantom Zone. However, they are indirectly freed after Krypton explodes, rendering the Kryptonian race extinct apart from Zod and his forces.
The Dark Knight Rises, 2h45
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Roles Story
Rating77% 3.8798153.8798153.8798153.8798153.879815
Eight years after Harvey Dent's (Aaron Eckhart) death, the Dent Act grants the Gotham City Police Department powers which nearly eradicate organized crime. Feeling guilty for covering up Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) writes a resignation speech confessing the truth but decides not to use it. Batman has disappeared, and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse. Cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) obtains Bruce's fingerprints from his home, kidnaps a congressman, then disappears. Selina hands Bruce's fingerprints to Phillip Stryver (Burn Gorman), an assistant to Bruce's business rival John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn), in hope of having her criminal record erased. Stryver double-crosses Selina, but she uses the congressman's stolen phone to alert the police to their location. Gordon and the police arrive to find the congressman, and then pursue Stryver's men into the sewers while Selina flees. A masked militant named Bane (Tom Hardy) captures Gordon. Gordon escapes and is found by John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a once-orphaned patrol officer who has deduced Batman's true identity from their similar backgrounds. Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 1h45
Directed by Marc Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes Transport films, Motocyclette, Demons in film, Superhero films, Road movies, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth, Fergus Riordan, Christopher Lambert
Roles Story
Rating43% 2.155112.155112.155112.155112.15511
A French priest named Moreau warns the monks of a monastery about an impending attack by the devil's forces to obtain a boy named Danny. The monastery falls under attack; Moreau tries to help the boy and his mother Nadya escape, but the distrusting mother shoots at Moreau and flees with her son. Moreau manages to distract the men chasing Danny and Nadya, but nearly dies in the process and loses them. He believes that only the Ghost Rider is capable of protecting the boy. He finds the Rider and seeks his help.
The Unborn
The Unborn (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by David S. Goyer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Ghost films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, James Remar, Ethan Cutkosky.
Roles Writer
Rating48% 2.4018252.4018252.4018252.4018252.401825
Casey Beldon has nightmarish hallucinations of strange-looking dogs in the neighbourhood and an evil child with bright blue eyes following her around. While babysitting Matty, her neighbor's son, she finds him showing his infant sibling its reflection in a mirror. Matty attacks Casey, smashing the mirror on her head, and tells her: "Jumby wants to be born now". She puts him to bed and leaves in shock.
The Dark Knight, 2h33
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Roles Story
Rating84% 4.227724.227724.227724.227724.22772
In Gotham City, the Joker and his crew rob a mob bank of millions of dollars, killing each other in the process, the Joker as sole survivor.
Jumper
Jumper (2008)
, 1h28
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Superhero films
Actors Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker
Rating60% 3.049413.049413.049413.049413.04941
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, 15-year-old David Rice gives his crush, Millie Harris, a snow globe. A bully, Mark Kobold, throws the globe onto the ice near a river. While trying to retrieve it, David falls through the ice and is pulled away by the current. He suddenly finds himself in the local library and discovers he can "jump" (teleport) from one place and instantly appear in another. Amazed with his new ability, he runs away and is believed dead by his alcoholic father.