David Goyer Exclusive Video Interview – THE UNBORN

     January 6, 2009

Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

Opening this Friday is “The Unborn” and it’s written and directed by David Goyer (“Blade: Trinity”, “The Invisible”, co writer of “The Dark Knight”). The movie is a supernatural thriller that follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves. Odette Yustman (“Cloverfield”) stars as the woman and Cam Gigandet (Twilight) plays her boyfriend.

Here’s the synopsis:

Sometimes the soul of a dead person has been so tainted with evil that it is denied entrance to heaven. It must endlessly wander the borderlands between worlds, desperately searching for a new body to inhabit.

And sometimes it actually succeeds.

Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) hated her mother for leaving her as a child. But when inexplicable things start to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Plagued by merciless dreams and a tortured ghost that haunts her waking hours, she must turn to the only spiritual advisor, Sendak (Gary Oldman), who can make it stop.

With Sendak’s help, Casey uncovers the source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany—a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession. With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.

Anyway, I recently attended the press day and managed to get three interviews with David Goyer. Yes…three. The first was a TV interview done with a professional crew. The second was a roundtable interview – meaning a group of journalists sit around a table and take turns asking questions. And the final interview was done in his hotel room were we talked about everything…comic book movies, what else he’s interested in, the success of “Dark Knight”….you name it…we talked about it.

So over the next three days I’ll be posting all three interviews in the order they were done. Since the TV interview was first….here it is. As usual, I’ve listed what we talked about above the interview. If you’re a fan of David’s work…you’ll love these interviews.

Finally, if you’d like to watch some clips from “The Unborn”, click here. And remember to check back tomorrow night for the next interview.

David Goyer

  • How did he describe the role to Odette as she had to do a lot of physical stuff

  • Did he have to fight to get her in the movie as she’s a newcomer

  • What’s his fascination with twins

  • How was it working for Platinum Dunes – the people who produced the movie

  • We talk about the test screening process and how it helped him edit the movie

  • How difficult was it to get Gary Oldman in the movie

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