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Goyer’s Man Of Steel Storyline Revealed?

David Goyer and Superman: Birthright.

Information surrounding the next Superman film has been a hot topic since Monday’s announcement of Zack Snyder landing the directing job. Since then, Snyder has made a couple statements about the story and how he believes it shows that Superman can work in a modern milieu. We also heard that General Zod (one of the villain’s in the first two Superman films) is the villain in David S. Goyer‘s script. Countless other little bits of information have been revealed or speculated about. Tonight, however, we learned the cool stuff: the possible premise of Goyer’s story. New York Magazine’s Vulture has learned that the film will follow Clark Kent, “a journalist traveling the world trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman.”

In what appears to be a origin story, this take on the character is a solution to Christopher Nolan‘s primary concern of being able to address Superman in a realistic context. The biggest red flag in this recent news appears to be, according Vulture, that Goyer’s script was rushed and needs work. The film is on a very tight schedule, as it must be in production by the end 2011 due to legal obligations, and the script is apparently proof of that. This, it seems, isn’t necessarily anything totally freak out about. It appears that Warner Bros. and Nolan feel confident that Goyer’s script is a good jumping off point and that Snyder can deliver the remaining goods. You can learn more about this news over at NYMag.com.

by Teddy Blass
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Is Chris Columbus Directing ‘Man of Steel’?

Chris ColumbusSo here’s an opportunity to take your mind off of Inception for a couple minutes – MTV SplashPage is reporting that Chris Columbus (the man behind the first two Harry Potter films) is rumored to have been offered the job to direct the next Superman movie. The screenplay, as you know, is being written by Batman Begins scribe David S. Goyer and is rumored to be titled Man of Steel. Christopher Nolan decided to oversee the project in a producer-like role after Goyer told the Dark Knight director ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman’ sometime earlier this year.

Since then, David S. Goyer himself and Christopher Nolan’s brother Jonathan have both been rumored to be under consideration to direct the new Superman. But MTV is reporting that Columbus is said to be “the right fit” for the superhero film according to insiders at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Could they be this far in the process of setting up the film?

More recently, Christopher Nolan told MTV News that his current focus is on fine tuning the right story for Superman rather than finding the right actor.

“It’s all about figuring out exactly the tone and meaning of the story and how you’re going to approach it,” said Nolan. “Casting comes later, and all of those considerations come later.”

Read the full article over at MTV SplashPage to get the full scoop. What do you think of Chris Columbus directing Man of Steel? Is he the right fit?

UPDATE (July 13, 2010): It looks like this rumor has been busted. Chris Columbus will not be directing Man of Steel.

by Teddy Blass
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Empire Magazine Gets Nolan and Inception Fever

Empire MagazineThe latest issue of Empire Magazine is laced with Christopher Nolan goodness – and that’s an understatement. On the cover is Leonardo DiCaprio via July 16th’s Inception, and on the inside are 3 fantastic features on Christopher Nolan and his films. The cover story is a feature on Inception, and with on-set access and an candid interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, the article attempts to solve the riddle of Nolan’s latest film. Another article included in the magazine is an exclusive interview with the writer-director that touches on Batman 3, Stanley Kubrick, 3D, and the much talked about next Superman film.

“[...] while David Goyer and myself were putting together the story for another Batman film a few years ago, you know thrashing out where we might move on from the Dark Knight, we got stuck. We were just sitting there idly chatting and he said ”by the way, I think I know how you approach Superman”.. and he told me his take on it. I thought it was really tremendous. It was the first time I’ve been able to conceive of how you’d address Superman in a modern context. I thought it was a really exciting idea. What you have to remember about Batman and Superman is that what makes them the best superhero characters there are, the most beloved after all this time, is the essence of who they were when they were created, when they were first developed. You can’t move too far away from that.”

Lastly, but not certainly not least-ly, this issue of Empire Magazine features (more a less) a profile on Christopher Nolan’s illustrious filmography. From Memento, all the way to The Dark Knight, Empire reflects on the fantastic -and still young- career of the filmmaker. The magazine even got Wally Pfister, Gary Oldman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams, and Jonathan Nolan to write about how Chris makes the magic happen. So head to your local bookstore today and find yourself a copy of Empire Magazine – you certainly won’t regret it!

by Teddy Blass
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