Shortlist of Directors to Helm 'The Man of Steel' Quite Enticing
Having one of cinema's most respected directors taking the Superman reboot The Man of Steel under his wing is exciting in itself, but the shortlist of directors in contention to actually direct the film is exciting, too. Deadline has the scoop on the candidates that Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are considering to help Superman take flight. While longtime filmmaker Tony Scott is included on the list, the rest is comprised of directors who've risen to prominence fairly recently like: Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles), Duncan Jones (Moon) and also Zack Snyder (Watchmen). Read on!
Apparently Nolan has already started meeting with some of these directors, and a few of them already have immediate future commitments that could count them out of the running. Liebesman is set to direct Clash of the Titans 2, Tony Scott has a few different movies lined up, and Zack Snyder has been developing Xerxes for a little while now. It wouldn't be that big of an issue to work around their schedules if WB and Legendary Pictures didn't have to get this released by the end of 2012 to avoid potentially losing the character rights in 2013 (a judge ruled in favor of the heirs of Superman creator Jerry Siegel after some discrepancies with the property rights). Nolan is supposed to have his choice for director into the studio sometime in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for the big announcement. So who do you want to direct The Man of Steel?