Warner Bros. and David S. Goyer Agree to Three-Year First-Look Deal

     October 28, 2013


You might have been under the impression that screenwriter David S. Goyer had an existing deal with Warner Bros. since he’s written for the studio’s Batman trilogy and Superman reboot over the last eight years.  Because Goyer’s been so busy scripting DC’s superhero features, he admittedly didn’t need a deal in the past.  Now, this three-year first-look deal with WB includes upcoming films Batman Vs Superman and Justice League, along with other non-superheroic pics that may have Goyer landing in the director’s chair.  Hit the jump for more, including Goyer’s reaction to Ben Affleck playing Batman.

david-s-goyerDeadline reports that Warner Bros. and Goyer now have a three-year first-look deal officially in place.  The first project under the new agreement is the “untitled Hitchockian thriller with a grounded sci-fi element that Doug Jung is writing as a potential directing vehicle for Goyer.”  Goyer is currently busy writing the Batman Vs. Superman followup to Man of Steel that will see Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill returning, with the addition of Affleck.  Here’s Goyer’s terse response to how Affleck will do in the iconic role of Bruce Wayne/Batman:

“He’ll do the role proud.”

Well said.  Goyer was a bit more wordy in his reaction to landing the new deal at WB:

“I was perfectly happy not having a deal, and just financed the overhead myself. Warner Bros graciously offered me a deal and they’ve provided the lion’s share of my employment over the last decade, so what the hell?”

Outside of the realm of feature films, Goyer’s been dabbling in television, most recently creating Da Vinci’s Demons for Starz.  Here’s what Goyer had to say about his expanded role:

“Aside from me helping the studio break story on some of their properties and them supporting me as a director, we want to find other projects in an area I could call elevated genre, and this first project falls neatly into the category. I’ve found TV to be a more collaborative medium for writers than film, and there is a ton of terrific writers working in network TV and basic cable right now. Part of the intent of this deal is to tap that stable of writers and bring them into the feature world as well.”


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