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Warner Bros. buys the rights to a sci-fi trilogy by David Goyer

08.24.2010
In what Deadline's calling a "seven-figure preemptive bid", Warner Bros. has picked up the film rights to a planned trilogy of science fiction novels written by David Goyer (SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, THE UNBORN) and television writer Michael Cassutt ("Beverly Hills, 90210", "The Twilight Zone"). The deal calls for Goyer to adapt Heavenís Shadow, the first of his three books which is due out sometime in July of 2011.

Per Deadline: "The trilogy begins when an object is discovered heading for earth. Initial panic gives way to a competition between governments to be first to intercept what they believe is a breakaway meteor. What the astronauts discover leads to an encounter with alien forces that are a threat to humanity."

The next two books, Heaven's War and Heaven's Fall, will be released in subsequent summers. And it's no mystery as to why Goyer would make such a deal with WB; the filmmaker himself tells Deadline, "It's a perfect project for Warner Bros and I've obviously enjoyed a long and fruitful working relationship with the studio." That relationship of course extends into Goyer's upcoming work on both BATMAN 3 and SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, the re-invention of the iconic superhero that's being shepherded by some dude named Chris Nolan.
Extra Tidbit: Sounds like every other alien invasion story ever conceived. Hopefully that's not the case...
Source: Deadline

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12:26PM on 08/24/2010
Like him enough to give him a chance.
Like him enough to give him a chance.
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10:24AM on 08/24/2010
Maybe Goyer should take the hint that anything that's ever good with his name on it is also when it's in collaboration with someone else.
Maybe Goyer should take the hint that anything that's ever good with his name on it is also when it's in collaboration with someone else.
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9:13AM on 08/24/2010

Chris Nolan?

you mark my words - that guy will never make it. Chris Nolan - what a goofy name and I bet he's a one movie and done director.
you mark my words - that guy will never make it. Chris Nolan - what a goofy name and I bet he's a one movie and done director.
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8:32AM on 08/24/2010
As long as Goyer is staying behind the scenes for this project, and not directing, it at least has a chance.
As long as Goyer is staying behind the scenes for this project, and not directing, it at least has a chance.
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8:01AM on 08/24/2010

Let me see the contracts!

You know, I see this all of the time! When the contracts are signed, and the studio green light the book-to-screen adaption then can i get excited --- Until then, I just say in my coffin, waiting!!
You know, I see this all of the time! When the contracts are signed, and the studio green light the book-to-screen adaption then can i get excited --- Until then, I just say in my coffin, waiting!!
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7:25AM on 08/24/2010
Sounds like a dumb-down version of Rendezvous with Rama.
Sounds like a dumb-down version of Rendezvous with Rama.
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7:46AM on 08/24/2010
My thoughts exactly.
My thoughts exactly.
7:11AM on 08/24/2010
So it sounds dull *and* it's written by David Goyer? My lack of interest just shot through the roof!
So it sounds dull *and* it's written by David Goyer? My lack of interest just shot through the roof!
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6:44AM on 08/24/2010
It's sad that he had to write books in order to get a new concept made into movies. Had he proposed this to any studio as a film project it wouldn't happen. But since it's based on something, then Holy Shit, they need this.

I'll wait and see about the movies but I doubt I'll be checking out the books. I don't read books because movies are being made about them.
It's sad that he had to write books in order to get a new concept made into movies. Had he proposed this to any studio as a film project it wouldn't happen. But since it's based on something, then Holy Shit, they need this.

I'll wait and see about the movies but I doubt I'll be checking out the books. I don't read books because movies are being made about them.
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