Superman Returns: According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'The Man of Steel' has a new home in Culver City where Sony Pictures Imageworks has been tapped to provide the visual effects for director Bryan Singer's 2006 release Superman Returns.

Lensing is expected to begin in Australia early next year on the Warner Bros. Pictures film. Mark Stetson is supervising the visual shots for Warner Bros. production. Imageworks has yet to confirm an internal supervisor, and a digital effects shot breakdown is still pending. However, sources said the early estimate for "Superman" is about 800 shots, comparable to Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man 2. Effects artists are likely to provide a similar emphasis on heroic live-action effects and digital doubles.

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