Warner Bros. Buys David Goyer’s Debut Novel

David Goyer already has a successful career writing for movies, his credits include “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight”, the “Blade” movies, “Jumper”, and “Kickboxer 2”, to name a few. He also wants to write books, which as it turns out, looks like a pretty solid career move. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has give Goyer a seven-figure deal for the rights to his the sci-fi trilogy he is writing with Michael Cassutt. Goyer will adapt “Heaven’s Shadow”, the first book in the series, for the studio under his Phantom Four flag.

The trilogy begins when an object is discovered heading for earth. Initial panic gives way to a competition between governments to be first to intercept what they believe is a breakaway meteor. What the astronauts discover leads to an encounter with alien forces that are a threat to humanity. It is the first book that Goyer has written and last spring, he set it at the Penguin imprint Ace Books to be published in July, 2011. “Heaven’s War” and “Heaven’s Fall” will be released in subsequent summers. The studio bought the book series after Goyer pitched it, as Goyer and his co-author are still working on the prose.