Now, this sounds awesome..
Deadline’s Mike Fleming has the scoop! As probably should’ve been expected, Warner Bros. has brought together its two geek-friendly visionaries – Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder – to reinvent what should be the studio’s most valuable franchise after the HARRY POTTER series concludes. It’s hard not to get giddy at the thought of a Snyder-directed, Nolan-produced SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL. The screenplay is being written by David Goyer, and it’s expected the film will be completed in time to clean up during the 2012 holiday season.
Looking over the directors who were allegedly in the running, it appears this gig was Snyder’s to either lose or turn down. Though I would’ve been interested in seeing what Duncan Jones, Darren Aronofsky or Matt Reeves might’ve done with the character, the studio needed a filmmaker both comfortable with working on a large scale under crushing expectations, and capable of delivering tentpole production value. That’s why this was only ever going to go to Snyder or Tony Scott – with Jonathan Liebesman lurking as a dark horse (provided BATTLE: LOS ANGELES lives up to the Comic Con hype).
And, apparently Zod to be the villian? I hope so, I have said it before (and I will say it again) a superhero movie needs a super powered villian, otherwise it is ALWAYS a let down.