'Superman' Seeking Director?
According to Deadline.com , producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are still looking for the right director for the Warner Brothers / Legendary Pictures SUPERMAN reboot.
Said to be on the short list: Tony Scott (UNSTOPPABLE), Matt Reeves (LET ME IN), Jonathan Liebesman (BATTLE: LOS ANGLES), Duncan Jones (MOON), and Zack Synder (WATCHMEN).
Liebesman seems to be a long shot, as he recently signed to direct Legendary’s CLASH OF THE TITANS 2, and there are some time constraints on both projects.
Warner Brothers is rumored as wanting to be sure that a new Superman film is released by 2012, because in 2013 certain rights will revert to the Jerry Siegel estate, per the court ruling. This would likely lead to intense and time-consuming negotiations over profit participation.
No word on Chris Nolan’s brother and collaborator Jonathan Nolan’s possible direction of the film. His name has been bandied about since his involvement in developing the David S. Goyer script.