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09.24.2010

Matt Reeves has directed one of the better films of 2010 with LET ME IN and a film that could be one of the best American horror films in years. That success immediately launched him to the top of the list of a number of high-profile projects in Hollywood including WOLVERINE 2 and, as reported last night, Christopher Nolan's SUPERMAN reboot.

The report last night claims that Christopher Nolan has begun meeting with a short list of directors for the SUPERMAN project and Matt Reeves was among them. We caught up with Reeves, who was in Austin for the debut of LET ME IN at Fantastic Fest, who wasn't exactly sure what to make of this news.

The first Reeves said he heard of his attachment to SUPERMAN was when a fan came up to him at Fantastic Fest and told him about it. "I was surprised," he told us in an interview that will air next week on the AITH Podcast. "I really have no idea if any of that is true. It's certainly an amazing project, but I would be surprised..."

Now you'll notice that never did Reeves say that he didn't meet with Nolan or that he wasn't informed he was in the running. He was "surprised" but he could just be surprised that word leaked to the public. Reeves is a longtime friend of JJ Abrams so he knows a little something about keeping secrets and I wouldn't be surprised if he's trying to be as vague as possible. Then again, it's certainly possible that Reeves hasn't been contacted yet and he's one of a number of upcoming meetings for Nolan. Either way, I think he's the strongest candidate for the project and personally would love to see him onboard. What do you think?

Extra Tidbit: Reeves first script was UNDER SIEGE 2.
Source: JoBlo.com

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3:34PM on 09/26/2010
Reeves is definitely the most likely candidate, unless the Cloverfield sequel suddenly starts taking shape or Let Me In tanks at the box office (it's up against The Social Network next week). I'm very curious what Nolan and Goyer came up with to put the man of steel in a "modern context".
Reeves is definitely the most likely candidate, unless the Cloverfield sequel suddenly starts taking shape or Let Me In tanks at the box office (it's up against The Social Network next week). I'm very curious what Nolan and Goyer came up with to put the man of steel in a "modern context".
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1:32PM on 09/26/2010
It'd be great to see a mature interpretation of Superman, these directors certainly are equipped to show the emotional heft that the MoS demands in a movie. Considering that Superman is essentially a god, struggling to emulate and protect a hyperbolic perfect perception of humanity despite our many imperfections - it's not content that should be taken lightly or overly comedically. I'd like to see Let Me In before commenting on him being a suitable director for Superman - but after all the
It'd be great to see a mature interpretation of Superman, these directors certainly are equipped to show the emotional heft that the MoS demands in a movie. Considering that Superman is essentially a god, struggling to emulate and protect a hyperbolic perfect perception of humanity despite our many imperfections - it's not content that should be taken lightly or overly comedically. I'd like to see Let Me In before commenting on him being a suitable director for Superman - but after all the abuse he's had for Americanising 'Let The Right One In', I reckon by now he's either immune to the scepticism of being trusted with much loved story/characters or he's just wanting to take time off being a cinematic pariah for a while.
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12:47PM on 09/26/2010
I'd love to see Synder tackle this, as his visuals are to die for, but if not him, than Reeves is just fine.
I'd love to see Synder tackle this, as his visuals are to die for, but if not him, than Reeves is just fine.
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9:18AM on 09/25/2010
If it is Reeve's, he needs to use his pal JJ Abrams to get Zachary Quinto on board as Superman!
If it is Reeve's, he needs to use his pal JJ Abrams to get Zachary Quinto on board as Superman!
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7:01AM on 09/25/2010
Synder doesn't have too much originality... I mean he just takes things frame for frame (although Sucker Punch does seem awesome, So maybe he's got a bit of originality in him) And all of Snyder's movies are too dark, he'd work better as a replacement for Nolan should he leave Bats3. Matt Reeves is my pick.
Synder doesn't have too much originality... I mean he just takes things frame for frame (although Sucker Punch does seem awesome, So maybe he's got a bit of originality in him) And all of Snyder's movies are too dark, he'd work better as a replacement for Nolan should he leave Bats3. Matt Reeves is my pick.
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11:03PM on 09/24/2010
As long as it's not Zack Snyder. He's just a little too literal with his comics. Tony Scott's got a style, but he hasn't done the super-hero thing yet (unless you count Man on Fire).
As long as it's not Zack Snyder. He's just a little too literal with his comics. Tony Scott's got a style, but he hasn't done the super-hero thing yet (unless you count Man on Fire).
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10:39PM on 09/24/2010

Hmmm

CHRISTOPHER nolan. matt REEVEs.
CHRISTOPHER nolan. matt REEVEs.
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6:08PM on 09/24/2010

Hmmm

I don't think he's the right guy for the job. I'd rather see Duncan Jones take it before anyone. Let Me In doesn't look to impressive.
I don't think he's the right guy for the job. I'd rather see Duncan Jones take it before anyone. Let Me In doesn't look to impressive.
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3:35PM on 09/24/2010

Assumption

is the mother of all fuck-ups!
is the mother of all fuck-ups!
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2:57PM on 09/24/2010
They shouldn't even be talking or thinking about a director until they have a good Superman script in hand.
They shouldn't even be talking or thinking about a director until they have a good Superman script in hand.
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1:39PM on 09/24/2010
I'd still want Duncan Jones or Zack Snyder.
I'd still want Duncan Jones or Zack Snyder.
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