This is old, old news now, by Zack Snyder is going to be the man who will helm Man of Steel, the new Superman movie that will be produced by Chris Nolan.
This could be cool, if the script from which Mr. Snyder works is quality. I think Snyder can do the visuals, can do the action, but I think heâ€™s going to need help bringing something more than â€œthe awesomeâ€ to the screen. With Nolan on board as producer, I think that help will be provided. I donâ€™t know how close Nolan will be to the production, but I hope he is totally riding shotgun on this.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, 300 was cool, the Watchmen was good, but I can imagine this turning into another Superman Returnsâ€”I donâ€™t hate it, but I sure as hell donâ€™t own it on DVD.
Thereâ€™s also some talk out there that Snyder got the job only because Warner Bros believes he can bring the movie in on time, that he wonâ€™t get too fussy with it. Apparently the screenplay by David Goyer isnâ€™t exactly perfect. It may, in fact, be a bit of a mess. But WB doesnâ€™t give a shit about that. They want their Snyder-helmed, Nolan-produced movie released by 2012 in order to maintain the rights. So they may have chosen not the director they consider the best, but the one that is good enough and can deliver on schedule.
Not really the kind of shining accolades one would hope.