Friday, July 9, 2010

Columbus to Steer "The Man of Steel"?

Warner Bros. love guys named Chris, don't they. It's known that Warners is prepping a Superman film to be released by Holiday 2012, being produced by Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight, and written by David Goyer, the scribe of Batman Begins. While the rumors were both Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, the brother of Chris, were vying for the director's chair, Warner Bros. has reportedly extended an offer to a different source according to Chris Columbus, the director of Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films has reportedly been offered the chance to direct The Man of Steel. Personally, I think this is a perfect choice, and while this is all rumor from a WB insider, it makes sense. Columbus directed the first two Harry Potter films, both were big moneymakers for Warners, and the first one is still the most successful of the franchise. So he obviously has a good standing with the execs at WB, and Columbus is also known to be a huge comic book fan and has always gone on record stating he would love to do a superhero film someday, so I think that this is a perfect fit. While some complained about his direction of action in the first two Harry Potter's, I think he was fantastic doing such big budget feats, and Superman is a perfect match for Columbus's sensibilities as a director. His career definitely needs a shot in the arm after the horrid one-two punch of I Love You, Beth Cooper and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Here's hoping this is true, cause Columbus would be perfect.

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