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Wachowskis approached to direct next Superman February 13th, 2009

AICN scooper Bal­lack has sur­mised some words of James McTeigue’s, a long time Wachowski collaborator.

- McTeigue con­firmed that Plas­tic Man was the next project in the pipeline for the Wachowski’s and he had been signed on to pro­vide Sec­ond Unit sup­port. Says the movie has been delayed indef­i­nitely due to a major shake up of projects at WB.

- Bryan Singer has refused to under­take a re-boot of the Super­man fran­chise and has left the Exec­u­tives at WB with no choice but to take a fresh cre­ative direction.

This is it.…

- He stated the Wachowski Broth­ers had been approached to re-boot the fran­chise as a tril­ogy and they are cur­rently review­ing their options as its like being asked to take the final play in a super­bowl final. Says if they do agree, he will likely either suc­cumb to pro­vid­ing sec­ond unit sup­port on the movie or will cham­pion the direc­tor­ship of Plas­tic Man — He started to gig­gle as he stated its like a young child for the Broth­ers and they wont give that up easily.

- Says, the very thought of the broth­ers mak­ing a super­man movie is unbe­liev­able as they have grown up in the world of comic books and they would be ideal for the project.

- Stated that Bryan Singer is look­ing to move on to Logan’s Run a movie to be pro­duced by Joel Silver.

What do you think about a Super­man movie helmed by the Wachowskis?

Comments 4 Responses to “Wachowskis approached to direct next Superman”

peter February 18th, 2009

I am proud of Bryan singer for refus­ing to part of this reboot, I know his idea of more action and a phys­i­cal fight in the sequel would been another box office hit. as for wachowski broth­ers they bet­ter make not super­man dark char­ac­ter. if they do that, per­son­ally I would never make a effort to sup­port their movie bet­ter yet I will never buy the Dvd.

Apurba Roy February 23rd, 2009

Bryan’s film had per­fect cast, abso­lut­ley gr8 music but script and visual effects were noth­ing but pathetic…Superman’s reboot requires not the ‘dark sided depic­tion’ at least not yet but orig­i­nal­ity, in-depth depic­tion and analy­sis that explains whys and hows-from sci­en­tific point of view to the real­ity around him as we humans live. Super­man, is a one-man show with a very very very huge responsibilty/undertaking. By mak­ing a movie on his ‘Dark Side’ fol­low­ing The Dark Knight is a bad idea. Let’s not for­get that Sam Raimi has also turned Spi­der­man into Super­man which is indeed the key to the suc­cess of the spidey movies. It’s time the world/new gen­er­a­tion to know that Super­man is the first, orig­i­nal and the true super­hero. More emo­tions, more real­ity, more orig­i­nal­ity is the key to put the man of steel where he actu­ally belongs.

Apurba Roy February 23rd, 2009

I’d rather have re-introduced Super­man as some­one who actu­ally exists or existed…like how about hav­ing a short doc­u­men­taries titles ‘he was here!’ or ‘this where we found him’ con­sist­ing of inter­view­ing peo­ple who saw some­thing land or some­one who knew his com­ing or some astronomer spot­ted some­thing but was kept secret from the world, fea­tur­ing on the NGC chan­nel the world over…like fol­low­ing bread crumps along each doc­u­men­tary episodes before the release or pre­mière of the movie where it is actu­ally revealed who/what are we talk­ing about …some­thing like a make-belief project prior to the release of the world­wide movie pre­mière of the Super­man reboot! you know these things would be really excit­ing! or how about the cre­ators actu­ally had con­tact with him?!…which actu­ally lead to his creation!

baby trimm June 5th, 2009

I think Singers super­man was crap. the way it started was great, then he had to go and throw a superkid the the mix. Talk about out of left field. Did Singer even read the super­man comics, or was this another atempt at art. Dude its super­man not rocket sci­ence the whole things layed out for you. Lets get some­one who reads super­man comics to make the next movie. You are not going to be able to keep going with the Reeves sup­man movies. The man is Superman(god rest his soul.) And if your going to make a reboot then get Spacy the man was a great Lex Luthor.