I don’t know what it is, maybe I’ve been away to long but I’m starting to realise that I am WAY behind in the news this week and the last — so please forgive me, it costs 5 NZ dollars for 20 mins on a shanty town computer so don’t say I’m not commited! But it seems that Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. have their definative directror for his Superman
project in Sucker Punch
director Zac Snyder!! In a short report Deadline
annouces that 300
director, Synder, has been chosen by Warner Bros. to helm their untitled caped crusader flick.
Synder, who is know for his unique filming style has done titles such as 300, Watchmen, Legend Of The Guardians (which is currently in cinemas) is also currently working on Sucker Punch —
A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility. And now Snyder will work on the Superman flick for a slated 2011 release (according to Imdb).
Synder’s name was amongst a list of potential directors drafted by fellow director Christopher Nolan, who has been and will be overseeing the project in its development. Nolan, as we know is the man that single handily reinvented fellow DC super-hero Batman successfully in two films, the last being big earner The Dark Knight. So we know that the film is in capable hands — and now with Synder added to the mix I’m sure we’ll be seeing some slow-mo goodness in no time!
Among other names such as Darren Aronofsky, Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves and Tony Scott — Snyder was the studios pick as well as Nolan’s — and judging by his obvious skill he is the right choice.
Working with David S. Goyer, Chris Nolan is looking to revive the Man Of Steel franchise in his first film appearance since 2006 in the Bryan Singer directed bomb, Superman Returns. Which looked to boost a franchise on its back but didn’t quite make it when It came to critics, or general film-goers. In the film, Brandon Routh played the Clark Kent/Superman duo and it seems unlikely that he will be asked to reprise his role for the upcoming film.
Scribe Goyer is working on the script, which is rumored to be reminiscent of the 1970’s Richard Donner’s Superman film. Last week Snyder tweeted on his page “I finally get to put my 32 cents in…”. Followed by a link to the following image:
So clearly hes just as excited as we are, I’m looking forward to some good results! So that’s it from me, stay tuned for more on Superman: Man Of Steel — and please forgive me on the late post, holidays are a killer you know ;D