David S. Goyer can be credited with writing some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and has been responsible for adapting some very impressive characters for the big screen. Among such characters are Batman, in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Superman in the forthcoming Man of Steel and Da Vinci in Starz Da Vinci’s Demons, which will begin in 2013. Now, David has been discussing how he used the same technique to adapt all three characters.
Goyer explained, “I will say that adapting a character like Da Vinci really wasn’t that dissimilar from doing Batman or Superman. Because all three of these guys are really iconic figures and yes Da Vinci was historical, but there’s clearly been a lot of mythmaking about him and a lot of things have been attributed to him that may or may not have happened. Like supposedly there are new theories that Da Vinci created the Shroud of Turin, and that that was a hoax. In a weird way I approached adapting Da Vinci—I used the same process that I did for Batman or Superman.”
David S. Goyer has been involved with a number of huge films, including the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, and has many more big movies on his schedule. The next big movie that will be released, involving David, is Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman and is set to be released in both the US and the UK on June 14, 2013.