Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Zack Synder: Man Of Steel

Last night's news that Zack Synder had been hired to helm the Chris Nolan-shepherded, David Goyer-scripted Superman movie, provisionally titled Man Of Steel, is a smart move by Warners and Nolan. Synder's visual sensibility and kinetic action style will suit the character, and as much as I enjoyed Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, I think Synder's take will be less wholly reverential and more in keeping with what a 21st Century Superman movie needs to be.

Talking to the LA Times' Hero Complex blog, Synder said: “I can’t say why they came to me other than the fact that they know I have a fondness for the character and a real desire to understand him and present him to a new audience. The challenge is huge but you know with Chris and Emma [Thomas] and Debbie [Synder] I have a lot of people I can rely on. And Chris and David have given this the shape with a great story. It is a hard character to crack.”

UPDATE: Over at Bleeding Cool, they have a full rundown of Synder's comments to various US media outlets regarding Superman.


J.D. said...

I'm not too crazy about this choice. While it will no doubt be a great looking film, Snyder doesn't do well with conveying emotions in his films and that could be a deal breaker with this reboot. Hopefully, Nolan will keep a close eye on this one as producer.

Mark Salisbury said...

In Nolan we trust.

Gina Sackman said...

I definitely believe this will be a good fit for the film tone-wise, but I also agree with J.D. about Nolan being around as a sort of guardian angel for Snyder.