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Goyer reveals new Superhero script

DavidGoyer.jpgDavid S. Goyer is talking a lot about his new projects just now, and another we're hearing about is a superhero, The Green Arrow, in a film entitled SuperMax.

The premise sounds superb. There's a jail for supervillains and a superhero is framed for a crime he didn't commit and thrown right in there with the villains, so you can imagine the trouble he's in for. In the process his real life identity is revealed and everything crumbles around him.

However he doesn't give up and sets about breaking out of prison to regain his freedom and right the wrongs done against him. Now tell me that this idea isn't interesting.

Right from the outset the story sounds superbly cool and gives us a whole different take on the superhero story. Goyer has the information:

"The basic concept actually came about through Justin Marks, a terrific young writer my wife Jessika (a producer) had previously worked with. They thought the idea of a prison-break story set in a jail designed exclusively for super-villains was a cool one. And I heartily agreed. After some discussion, we decided it would be fun to frame a super-hero and toss him into the meta-human mix...

...From that point, it seemed like the next logical step was to set the film in either the Marvel or DC Universe. That way, we could populate the movie with all sorts of cool B and C-character Easter Eggs. We eventually landed at DC. Green Arrow, given his hard-hitting, moralistic tendencies, seemed like the most interesting hero to put through the institutional wringer."

The quotes come from his own site and what particularly makes me interested is that the power of the story is not the superhero or the villain, and in a way it doesn't matter who either are because the story is going to be the focus and the strength here. Definitely an exciting story, and on his own blog Goyer promises us more information as it comes.





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Great! Cant beat a superhero film!

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