David S Goyer on writing Superman: Man Of Steel

News Simon Brew
2 Oct 2012 - 06:25
Superman: Man Of Steel

Screenwriter David S Goyer has provided some clues as to the direction of the Superman reboot, Man Of Steel...

We're under a year away from the return of Superman to the big screen, with reboot Man Of Steel scheduled for release on June 14th 2013. Screenwriter David S Goyer penned the script for the film, which he and Christopher Nolan worked on the story for. Nolan and Goyer had collaborated, of course, on the Dark Knight trilogy before that.

Goyer has been at the Rome Fiction Fest to talk about his new project, the TV series Da Vinci's Demons. And while he was there, he was asked about the new Superman film.

"What Christopher Nolan and I have done with Superman is trying to bring the same naturalistic approach that we used adopted for the Batman trilogy", he said.

"We always had a naturalistic approach, we want our stories to be rooted in reality, like they could happen in the same world we live in. It's not that easy with Superman, and actually this doesn't necessarily mean we will make a dark movie. But working on this reboot we're thinking about what would happen if a story like this one actually happened. How would people react to this? What impact would have the presence of Superman in the real world?"

He added that "what I really like to do is write 'genre' stories without a cartoonish element".

This all ties in to what we either knew or suspected about Man Of Steel, and was certainly reflected in the first trailer we saw.

The full discussion with Goyer will test out your Italian, and you can find it over at BadTaste.It.


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