Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Very interesting rumors reported over at Deadline Hollywood today...
I'm sure many of you have heard the news or what might be news if it turns out to be true. Christopher Nolan, who in my opinion, has made the only Batman films is going to sheppard the "Superman" reboot/remake/redo/unscrew up. The Suits have wisely sought out his advice on the film. A great move for them and the Big Guy himself.
I've seen people labeling this as a darker, edgier version of the Man of Steel. No so, if you look at it as an incredibly intelligent film maker. He "gets" the Batman character, and I bet very much, that he gets Kal-El as well. And this appears to be something he would be doing as a producer, not a director. He's already got one super hero to direct and it won't be the guy with the red cape.
So that means he's probably going to guide the script, possibly hire the writers and possibly have a hand in the decision of deciding on a director. Here's my suggestion. Something many of you have heard me mention before. I think he should take care of both with one choice.
Hire Brad Bird.
We know that Bird's "1906" project is stalled right now. How about you bring him on board as the director and possibly co-writer along with some other screenwriter? He's pitch perfect for this kind of project. And it would make buckets of money. Hear that, Warner? BUCKETS.
Heck, if only Disney had the rights to characters they own, there would be a great Marvel film for him to do: "Fantastic Four." But another studio already has that in play so we won't likely see that under a Walt Disney Pictures or Touchstone Pictures label for a decade at least. As well as Spidey and the Mutants as well. But Warner has a great opportunity here.
Let's hope they grab it, but I have to admit that they've made a great start with this decision on Nolan...