David S. Goyer to Direct Sci-Fi Adaptation ‘The Breach’

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David S. Goyer may be (unofficially) serving as the architect of the budding DC shared cinematic universe, but just because the filmmaker – who cowrote the upcoming Man of Steel 2/Batman vs. Superman movie and has been rumored for some time to work on Justice League whenever (if ever?) it actually happens – has a long history of working in the comic book/superhero genre, that doesn’t mean he’s taking a break from exploring other genres in the foreseeable future.

For a year (or so) now, Goyer has been slated to produce The Breach, an adaptation of the 2009 sci-fi novel written by Patrick Lee and the first installment in a book trilogy (rounded out by Ghost Country and Deep Sky). According to the latest reports, Goyer’s behind the scene responsibilities also now include directing, with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers: Age of Extinction) likewise backing the Lionsgate project.

His screenwriting experience aside, there’s no indication in a new THR article that Goyer intends to co-write The Breach in addition to taking the helm; instead, screenwriter Justin Rhodes (Grassroots) is on his own with adapting the original book by Lee, which blends sci-fi, adventure and thriller elements to weave a tale that includes “a¬†beautiful survivor, assassins, a secret organization, alien technology and an end-of-the-world scenario.”

David Goyer Producing The Breach David S. Goyer to Direct Sci Fi Adaptation The Breach

A film based on¬†The Breach sounds intriguing, though Goyer – as a director – has a disappointing track record, when it comes to high-concept genre fare (The Invisible, The Unborn) and his work on TV has also failed to win much critical acclaim (see: Da Vinci’s Demons). On the other hand, Goyer’s usually best in collaborative mode, which shall be the case with The Breach – since he won’t have a hand in the script-writing – so maybe the final outcome will be all the better for it.

With Oscar-winner Chris Terrio (Argo) currently revising the Batman vs. Superman script ahead of production getting started, that could free up Goyer to move ahead with The Breach sooner, rather than later. Meanwhile, the waiting game continues, when it comes to learning just what WB/DC’s got planned to follow the Man of Steel sequel. (Will it be shot back-to-back with Justice League? As far as the public is concerned, any guess is fair game at this point…)


We’ll keep you posted on The Breach‘s development as more information is made available.

Source: THR

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  1. Lets hope he’s a better director than writer.

    • Spoiler alert: He isn’t.

    • The ship has sailed and sank on that hope……

  2. It’s interesting to see how Goyer is moving further and further away from the Man of STeel Sequel. When it was announced that Eisenberg was Lex Luthor the note said that Chris Terrio was the screen writer revising Goyer’s script whereas in the beginning Terrio was said to just be doing touch ups. Now it seems that Terrio is completely re-writing Goyer’s MOS2 script, which is a good thing IMO.

  3. Goyer is a terrible writer. Comic books, TV, movies….. Doesn’t matter. His dialog writing in any genre is stiff… unnatural…. exposition heavy, crap.

    I dare you to watch “Jumper”, or his made for TV movie, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield with David Hasselhof…. ew…. Or Blade Trinity…. Or Ghost Rider 1 & 2…..

    Dark Knight Rises too….And do I dare say it? Man of Steel.

    • +1

      His show Da Vinci’s Demons made the writing and characters in Agents of Shield look good.

    • David only did the story for TDKR (same as TDK), which might I add, features vastly superior writing to The Avengers and Iron Man 3 combined. His only successful movies in a critical sense have had multiple screenwriters. The problem with Man of Steel is that he was the only screenwriter, and as bad as it turned out, it’s nowhere near the train wreck that the script for Iron Man 3 is. It’s somewhere within the territory of Thor: The Dark World in terms of phoned in drivel.

  4. Goyer = Stanley Tucci

    • ha thats who i thought it was

    • No need to insult Stanley Tucci……..

  5. Now they’re letting him direct, how does this guy keep getting work

  6. How is he still allowed to direct movies? Blade Trinity, The Invisible, The Unborn, really?