The latest film adaptation of DC’s Man of Steel has found a director, in the shape of director Zack Snyder.
Snyder, currently working on Sucker Punch after a successful film career including 300 and Watchmen, has let loose the news that he will be joining Chris Nolan (executive producer) and David Goyer (writer) in bringing Superman back to cinemas after 2006’s Superman Returns.
Hopefully it’s going to help bring Superman back to cinemas in a form that will trump the great-but-not-amazing reception critics met its predecessor with.
Talking about the film, Snyder had this to say: “It’s early yet, but I can tell you that what David and Chris have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern. I’ve always felt he was kind of awesome. I’ll finish Sucker Punch and get right at it”.
He definitely sounds keen, and all that remains is for pre-production duties to start in full, and the cast to begin popping up on our radar. Kevin Spacey made a good, if somewhat typecast Lex Luthor, but it’ll be interesting to see if Superman will look different.
Infamous for his brutal honesty, film critic Roger Ebert said that “Brandon Routh lacks charisma as Superman, and was probably cast in the role because he only physically resembles Christopher Reeve. Proof of this is the fact that Routh hardly speaks when donning the costume”.
This may indicate the studio will be looking for someone who has everything but Jaws of Steel. We’ll keep you posted, and hopefully there won’t be any kryptonite in the works before the production has a chance to take off.