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September 29, 2005

The Man Of Steel Returns

A long 11 year road in the making...

In 273 days Superman Returns

For any of you whom may be Superman fans there is a good article in Newsweek about the 11 year road that finally ended up with Bryan Singer producing "the most expensive film ever".

Here is an excerpt from the Newsweek article:

Superman Returns.jpg

It's taken Warner Bros. 11 years to get 'Superman Returns' off the ground. Not exactly faster than a speeding bullet. Now 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer's at the helm in Australia. An exclusive visit.

By the time "Superman Returns" lands in theaters next summer, it will have taken Warner Bros. 11 torturous years to get the movie off the ground. At one point in the mid-1990s, Tim Burton was going to direct Nicolas Cage as the man in tights. The next big plan was "Superman vs. Batman," directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Then, a few years ago J. J. Abrams, creator of the shows "Alias" and "Lost," chipped in a "Superman" script that whipped up a frenzy around the lot. It was teeming with huge action sequences, but altered the Superman myth. (In Abrams's version, the planet Krypton survived.) Director McG was dying to direct it, but couldn't because he had committed to make "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Brett Ratner signed on, but tussled with the studio over the budget—at one point it was estimated at more than $200 million—and left after six months. McG then stepped back in to direct, but location became a problem. By shooting in Australia, the studio could shave about $30 million off the budget. McG refused to fly, so the studio showed him the door.

Yeah, I know, I'm a dork. I just thought I'd share the picture and some info on the Man of Steel.

superman s.giflagleRock Out!

Posted by SlagleRock at September 29, 2005 02:44 PM | TrackBack

I hope the movie is not a cheesy as that costume. I know SlagleRock its perfect in your eyes, but not all of us are blinded by that "S". I am looking foward to it, but we have plenty to look forward to until then, Batman on DVD this month, Harry Potter 4 next month, King Kong in December. I am very excited for Superman.


Posted by: Defender1 at October 1, 2005 07:56 PM

My friend, I am not blinded by the \S/. True, I am a fan of the man of steel. In my eyes it will be hard to top the original (at least for our generation) Superman, Christopher Reeve. Routh looks the part, but the costume is lacking in many ways. First and foremost the colors. It should be the primary colors that all Supes fans know and love. I hope it is a mega smash with a great plot, that will make it easier to look past the costume flaws.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at October 1, 2005 08:29 PM

Slaglerock,this is my first time visiting your blog,and I like it.But, I agree with you that Christopher Reeve will always be Superman.It is the same thing with James Bond 007 you have had numerous actors portray him but when you think of James Bond,you don't think of Pierce Brosnan,Timoth Dalton,or even Roger Moore,Sean Connery always comes to mind.

Posted by: Lisa gilliam at October 7, 2005 04:39 PM
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