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David Goyer Signs On To Direct Mignola and Golden’s BALTIMORE!

Published at: Sept. 28, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST by Moriarty

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I keep meaning to pick up the new book BALTIMORE, OR THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER AND THE VAMPIRE, an “illustrated novel” by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Sounds like David Goyer must have found time to pick up a copy, though, because VARIETY announced today that Goyer’s going to direct the film for New Regency, with Mignola and Golden actually writing the script. Here’s the description from VARIETY’s story:
Just-published by Bantam, the graphic novel tells the story of the awakening of supreme evil on Earth. Lord Henry Baltimore is bitten by a demonic vampire bat on a WWI battlefield. The plague destroys his family, and Baltimore creates a team to hunt and fight the Red King, the embodiment of all evil.
Mignola’s also getting ready to see his most famous creation back on the bigscreen as Guillermo Del Toro wraps up principal photography on HELLBOY 2. It’s a great time to be a Mignola fan. Of course, it’s probably an even better time to be Mignola, wouldn’t you guess?


Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    First

    by Faust_8

    that's 8 now

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by ye olde shiza

    Goyer should do everything possible to stay away from vampire-hunting films after "Blade 3." Please!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Hmm Goya directing?

    by DarthBodie

    Not sure about that, Blade 3 was pretty good, but is that enough?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Blade 3 was good?

    by ye olde shiza

    What movie did I watch then?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    get jealous of my original mignola page

    by PVIII

    hanging on my wall. His stuff's so cool no one even makes fun of it (unlike, say, if I had a Rob Liefield orginal page up). Good news, but Goyer is a hack!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    BALTIMORE? BUT WHO'S GONNA DIRECT "SHEBOYGAN"?

    by Nucking Futs

    I VOTE FOR UWE BOLL

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    What about Screw-On Head?

    by grendelson138

    That pilot show thing was freaking awesome. How could Sci-Fi not pick that up? I guess they'd rather keep playing those 'Giant Animal' scary movies over and over instead of creating quality animated programming?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Has Goyer EVER directed a successful movie?

    by Johnny Storm

    Zigzag. Blade: Trinity. The Invisible. I'm sorry, what am I missing here? The guy's 0 for 3. He's lost money every time. But every week he's listed as directing another comic book movie. What happened to Magneto?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Goyer CAN write ... but BLADE Trinity?!

    by cowboyone

    I don't know what exec. would allow him back behind a camera!? If you can't make a good movie with Jessica Beihl AND Ryan Reynolds (and DESPITE Wesley Snipes) then you probably can't make a good movie. Step away from the camera sir ... let me see those hands ... slowly

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Red King sounds a bit Stephen Kingy

    by Seph_J

    ..... albeit, less Crimsony.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Judging by BLAD TRINITY:

    by Film Whisperer

    Goyer may be one of the worst, most talentless directors to every get behind a camera. He should stick to writing. The two talents aren't necessarily transferrable.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Has Anyone Read the Book?

    by DKT

    Or Golden's Hellboy books? I almost picked it up the other day, too because I'm such a fan of Mignola and Hellboy, but then I told myself I'd wait for the paperback. Maybe that was a mistake?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    And

    by DKT

    And I still haven't seen Blade 3. That bad, huh?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Great book

    by Geddlee

    More genius from Mignola. He is the man. I'm happy for him that, after years struggling to make it in comics, he's finally being recognized for his work, and making great bank as well.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Goyer sucks

    by Jack D. Ripper

    stop him now he is a terrible non-filmmaker

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Golden is great

    by madfigs

    Seriously, he's like a professional fanfic writer! He's done a bunch of novels on Hellboy and the Buffyverse (but no crossovers between the two, unfortunately) and he writes the established characters really well. I haven't read any of his original stuff (didn't even know about this one), but I'd be very interested to see how the film turns out.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    let's give goyer a chance

    by gdeo

    he's a comic geek at heart maybe he can do something cool with this...i loved the novel

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Thank God they're making a movie out of this

    by Space Robot Five

    Too bad they're hiring that shithead to direct it. But, anyway, Baltimore is an incredible book. There's a Mignola drawing in there of Baltimore, the first time he's introduced in full 'hunter' mode, that I absolutely HAVE to have on my wall. This could make a great film - let's hope Goyer finds a way to get himself fired before it's too late.