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David S. Goyer to direct adaptation of sci-fi thriller The Breach

Feb. 3, 2014by: Paul Shirey

Screenwriter/Producer David S. Goyer is taking a "batbreak" with his first solo directing gig after working on THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy and the new MAN OF STEEL/BATMAN VS SUPERMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE films with THE BREACH, an adpatation of the 2009 novel by Patrick Lee. The sci-fi thriller will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura for Lionsgate and features the kind of adventure shenanigans that fit right in line with Goyer's sensibilities.

Here's the story breakdown (via Amazon):

Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door.

It is the worlds best-kept secretand its most terrifying.

Trying to regain his life in the Alaskan wilds, ex-con/ex-cop Travis Chase stumbles upon an impossible scene: a crashed 747 passenger jet filled with the murdered dead, including the wife of the President of the United States. Though a nightmare of monumental proportions, it pales before the terror to come, as Chase is dragged into a battle for the future that revolves around an amazing artifact.

Allied with a beautiful covert operative whose life he saved, Chase must now play the role hes been destined fora pawn of incomprehensible forces or humankinds final hopeas the race toward Apocalypse begins in earnest.

Because something is loose in the world.

And doomsday is not only possible . . . it is inevitable.

THE BREACH is the first of a three novel series, followed by Ghost Country and Deep Sky. To me, this is one of those projects that sounds really cool, but could easily fit into the made-for-cable market just as easily. Having not read the novel, it's impossible to say if the characters are compelling enough to fit into such a complex plot, but usually in such adaptations a lot of that is sacrificed in order to meet a run time. Goyer definitely has his work cut out for him.

THE BREACH is currently being fast-tracked by Lionsgate. In the meantime, Goyer is currently at work on the second season of Da Vinci's Demons, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and the newly picked up Constantine TV series for NBC.

Source: THR

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11:00PM on 02/03/2014

WTF

Does anybody else think that story breakdown sounds like about six different shitty movies combined into one? I mean... what the Hell? Each paragraph gets more ridiculous.
Does anybody else think that story breakdown sounds like about six different shitty movies combined into one? I mean... what the Hell? Each paragraph gets more ridiculous.
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9:21PM on 02/03/2014

How about "No"?

Goyer is good at writing stuff alongside other amazing writers like the Nolans and whatnot. He blows as a director and can't handle a solo writing project if his life depended on it.
Goyer is good at writing stuff alongside other amazing writers like the Nolans and whatnot. He blows as a director and can't handle a solo writing project if his life depended on it.
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8:30PM on 02/03/2014
I don't hate David S. Goyer but unintentional hilarity ahoy! [link]
I don't hate David S. Goyer but unintentional hilarity ahoy! [link]
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3:47PM on 02/03/2014

Stop giving this man work!

He's great at outlining stories for someone else to ultimately write, but he should not have sole control over anything!
He's great at outlining stories for someone else to ultimately write, but he should not have sole control over anything!
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3:08PM on 02/03/2014

Goyer's sensibilities...

So...unoriginality and mediocrity. Awesome!
So...unoriginality and mediocrity. Awesome!
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2:09PM on 02/03/2014
Have they all forgotten the job he did on Blade: Trinity?
Have they all forgotten the job he did on Blade: Trinity?
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3:10PM on 02/03/2014
They might have, but I unfortunately cannot.
They might have, but I unfortunately cannot.
4:42PM on 02/03/2014
I put the blame for that almost entirely on the diva antics of Wesley Snipes. This is not meant to defend Foyer, who is wonderful as a co-writer/ coming up with stories but doesn't have an ear for dialogue.
I put the blame for that almost entirely on the diva antics of Wesley Snipes. This is not meant to defend Foyer, who is wonderful as a co-writer/ coming up with stories but doesn't have an ear for dialogue.
9:14PM on 02/03/2014
filmguy450, I'll agree with you there. Goyer is a decent idea man, but a poor executioner of said ideas. He's kind of the George Lucas of co-writers. Except George Lucas is a genius idea man.
filmguy450, I'll agree with you there. Goyer is a decent idea man, but a poor executioner of said ideas. He's kind of the George Lucas of co-writers. Except George Lucas is a genius idea man.
2:09PM on 02/03/2014

Goyer's sensibilities...

So...unoriginality and mediocrity. Awesome!
So...unoriginality and mediocrity. Awesome!
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1:59PM on 02/03/2014
He looks like Mark Strong mixed with Stanley Tucci.
He looks like Mark Strong mixed with Stanley Tucci.
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1:43PM on 02/03/2014

Yikes

When your directorial credits are limited to Blade 3, The Invisible, and The Unborn... Hard to get excited about a fourth go-around.
When your directorial credits are limited to Blade 3, The Invisible, and The Unborn... Hard to get excited about a fourth go-around.
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1:33PM on 02/03/2014
Goyer has not proven himself as a director so while the story sounds fun, not excited with him behind it.
Goyer has not proven himself as a director so while the story sounds fun, not excited with him behind it.
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