UPDATE: 2/25/10 2:45 PM PSTAin't It Cool News spoke with Thomas Tull at Legendary Pictures, one of the executives mentioned in the original story, and he indicated to the site that the story isn't true. Here's the update that the site posted.
So just a while ago I just got off the phone with Thomas Tull at Legendary Pictures who told me that the story that appeared over on LATINO REVIEW just frankly isn't true. Tull has not unilaterally hired Goyer to come in and write the new SUPERMAN. He loves Goyer, but frankly - the project isn't at the Script stage yet. Seems Nolan is still hatching some ideas. But he just wanted me to pass on that they have the highest enthusiasm for this project, but the story on Latino just isn't accurate. I'll see what more I can find out, but as of right now, there really isn't anything else to tell.
Original Story:It seems that one of Warner Bros. superhero films has been given some new life in the form of a new screenwriter. Latino Review is reporting that Batman Begins screenwriter David S. Goyer has been hired to write the next Superman film entitled The Man of Steel.
The site is also reporting that the Superman Returns' Brandon Routh will not star in the film and director Bryan Singer, "is not expected to direct." Here's what the site's source had to say about the film's story.
I can tell you that Goyer's story involves Luthor and Brainiac. It is NOT an origin and assumes audiences already know about Lois, Clark, Jimmy and Perry. I know the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet. And I know it sets up a huge Kryptonian mythology.
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