If there is a scapegoat for everything wrong with any of the DC movies since Christopher Nolan took on Batman Begins, it's been David Goyer. Have a problem with one of the Bat movies? It's probably a page of the script Goyer wrote. Issues with Man of Steel? Well, that was very much Goyer's movie, you'll be told. For the fanboys the DC movieverse already has a Darkseid, and it's David Goyer.
So the news that Goyer will be directing a scifi movie for Lionsgate will surely be received with gratitutde by those fans. After all, directing a movie takes him out of the equation when it comes to much of anything past Batman vs Superman, a movie on which he's already being rewritten. And get this: the movie is based on the first novel in a trilogy, so if it's a success maybe he'll be knee-deep in directorial efforts for a decade.
The film is based on the novel Breach, and I'll be frank: the Amazon description makes it sound like absolute garbage:
Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door.
It is the world’s best-kept secret—and 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 he’s been destined for—a pawn of incomprehensible forces or humankind’s final hope—as the race toward Apocalypse begins in earnest.
Because something is loose in the world.
And doomsday is not only possible . . . it is inevitable.
An ex-con/ex-cop teamed up with a beautiful operative to stop an evil artifact that will bring us to warmed-over doom! It sounds like a TNT movie plot.
Of course Goyer has been able to have his hands in all of the DC movies and projects (including the Sandman adaptation) even while running a TV show, so maybe he's just superhumanly capable and will still write Justice League and all the spin-offs while making Breach. He can almost certainly still produce them, I imagine.