You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Inside Move: WB jumpstarts Batmobile

'Blade's' Goyer enlisted to pen new Dark Knight tale

A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing.

Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer.

Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper Michael DeLuca. He also recently dusted off “Jason vs. Freddy” for the minimajor.

Insiders say Goyer will write an entirely new version of the Caped Crusader based on a take by “Insomnia” helmer Christopher Nolan unrelated to non-starters like “Batman vs. Superman” and “Batman: Year One.”

“Batman vs. Superman” nearly went into production with director Wolfgang Petersen and a script by Andrew Kevin Walker (“Seven”) until Petersen moved to the Greek epic “Troy” at the studio, starring Brad Pitt and Eric Bana. “Batman: Year One,” is a Gen-X version of the crimefighter that was being developed by Darren Aronofsky and creator Frank Miller; it stalled some months ago.

Warner Bros. execs could not be reached for comment, and Goyer’s reps at the William Morris Agency declined to comment on the negotiations.

More Film

  • Leave No Trace

    'Leave No Trace,' 'Greyhound' Illustrate Cost of War at Home and Abroad

    A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing. Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer. Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper […]

  • 'Detective Pikachu' Seems to be Channeling

    'Detective Pikachu' Seems to be Channeling Deadpool in New Trailer

    A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing. Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer. Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper […]

  • A profile of Mexico’s Paula Amor,

    Mexican Revolution: Paula Amor

    A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing. Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer. Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper […]

  • Mexican director Jaiziel Hernandez on ‘Days

    Los Cabos: Jaiziel Hernandez on One From the Heart: ‘Days of Winter’

    A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing. Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer. Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper […]

  • NEW TOY? – Everyone’s favorite pull-string

    'Toy Story 4' Teaser Trailer Spotlights New Character

    A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing. Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer. Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper […]

  • Craig ZadanTune In! Variety's TV Summit,

    Jennifer Hudson, Renee Zellweger and More Remember Craig Zadan at Star-Studded Tribute

    A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing. Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer. Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper […]

  • Fernanda De La Peza, A Profile

    Mexican Revolution: Fernanda de la Peza

    A new “Superman” may not be flying yet, but “Batman” is taking wing. Only a week after director Brett Ratner exited “Superman” at Warner Bros., the studio is trying to rev up the Batmobile, this time with scribe David Goyer. Goyer put together the relatively low-cost and high-grossing “Blade” franchise for New Line, under then-topper […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content