David S. Goyer

Screenwriter and director David S. Goyer mined the rich world of comic books for his feature and television work, which resulted in such global blockbusters as "Blade" (1998), "Batman Begins" (2005) and "The Dark Knight" (2008). A published screenwriter while still in college, he worked his way out of the low-budget field to pen such cult favorites as "Dark City" (1998) and the action-horror hybrid "Blade," which cemented him as the go-to guy for dark comic book-driven fare. "Batman Begins" revived the venerable superhero for movie audiences, and its follow-up, "The Dark Knight," surpassed it in box office and critical acclaim. Goyer's skill at merging hyperbolic action with thoughtful stories made him one of the most sought-after writers in Hollywood.