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Is Kurt Johnstad doing a quick rewrite on the Man of Steel script?

07.18.2011

The updates on MAN OF STEEL plot are few and far between. We know the main cast but lack some real story structure. While the obvious plot points lie with our villain, General Zod, will there be a spin on it?

The script has already been written by David Goyer and now he's off to work on his GODZILLA creation. So now that he's done, it's time to bring in someone else to do some rewrites.

Moviehole has heard from a reliable source that Kurt Johnstad (300) would be putting his mark on the script next:

"Now that Goyer’s is off The Man of Steel and on to Godzilla, Snyder got Kurt Johnstad (whose his regular, go-to writer, including 300, that Last Photograph project that Bale’s attached to now originating from Snyder’s noggin and that 300 spin-off) to take over for rewrites. Jonah Nolan took a pass on it too."

Jonathan Nolan got in on it too? Well of course, his brother is the one overseeing the whole project. Rewrites are not an uncommon practice. Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder likely just want the script all nice and shiny.

Source: Moviehole

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2:03AM on 07/20/2011

general Zod...

Really? Kent already fucked them up (Zod and his gang), why not Doomsday...or brainiac...and none of this 'grounded in reality shit', we are talking about an alien dude who's seemingly indestructible, flies and shoots lasers from his eyes, how the fuck you ground that in reality?
Really? Kent already fucked them up (Zod and his gang), why not Doomsday...or brainiac...and none of this 'grounded in reality shit', we are talking about an alien dude who's seemingly indestructible, flies and shoots lasers from his eyes, how the fuck you ground that in reality?
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5:10PM on 07/19/2011
I cant wait for this to begin production!!
I cant wait for this to begin production!!
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1:09AM on 07/19/2011

I'm sorry, but...

...this movie seems extremely unneccessary to me.
...this movie seems extremely unneccessary to me.
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2:34AM on 07/19/2011
It's necessary . . . because if Warner Bros does not release a Superman film by a certain deadline, they lose the rights to the franchise. That's probably the main reason it is being made.
It's necessary . . . because if Warner Bros does not release a Superman film by a certain deadline, they lose the rights to the franchise. That's probably the main reason it is being made.
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8:11PM on 07/18/2011
Sounds like they want to polish off the stank Goyer left all over it...I hope he's crying in a bathroom somewhere....
Sounds like they want to polish off the stank Goyer left all over it...I hope he's crying in a bathroom somewhere....
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7:28PM on 07/18/2011
Well I'm assuming any rewrites they make now are only minor changes considering they've already cast the film and are at work building the sets and everything.

One can only hope.
Well I'm assuming any rewrites they make now are only minor changes considering they've already cast the film and are at work building the sets and everything.

One can only hope.
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7:09PM on 07/18/2011
I thought they chose Snyder because he would shoot Goyer's script as is. I guess it was just that bad that they had to have someone come in and touch it up.
I thought they chose Snyder because he would shoot Goyer's script as is. I guess it was just that bad that they had to have someone come in and touch it up.
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6:21PM on 07/18/2011
At this point with Superman, anything they do to try to make the movie the best it can be is fine by me.

I really, really hope that this movie is going to be in the same ballpark as "Batman Begins" and "Green Lantern".
At this point with Superman, anything they do to try to make the movie the best it can be is fine by me.

I really, really hope that this movie is going to be in the same ballpark as "Batman Begins" and "Green Lantern".
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6:32PM on 07/18/2011
Wow Soloist, people might hate you but I can respect the opinion of a fellow Green Lantern fan.
Wow Soloist, people might hate you but I can respect the opinion of a fellow Green Lantern fan.
6:35PM on 07/18/2011
The same ballpark as "Green Lantern?" Really? As a casual comic reader, I was beyond disappointed with Green Lantern. If Man of Steel gets near that in terms of quality, it will be the death nail for any DC movie property not involving Batman.
The same ballpark as "Green Lantern?" Really? As a casual comic reader, I was beyond disappointed with Green Lantern. If Man of Steel gets near that in terms of quality, it will be the death nail for any DC movie property not involving Batman.
6:58PM on 07/18/2011
I had a good time with Lantern as well. Can't wait for the sequel.
I had a good time with Lantern as well. Can't wait for the sequel.
6:06PM on 07/18/2011
I dig Zack Snyder but I hated 300 and Sucker Punch. I'm not a big fan of Superman either and have no interest in seeing his origin story or General Zod AGAIN as I've already seen two movies and 10 years of Smallville dedicated to all of that. All this being said, it seems like more precautions have been taken to make this movie watchable; the cast (aside from the Brit playing Superman) are all reliable actors and Johnstad did a great job of staying true and adapting a very awful Frank Miller
I dig Zack Snyder but I hated 300 and Sucker Punch. I'm not a big fan of Superman either and have no interest in seeing his origin story or General Zod AGAIN as I've already seen two movies and 10 years of Smallville dedicated to all of that. All this being said, it seems like more precautions have been taken to make this movie watchable; the cast (aside from the Brit playing Superman) are all reliable actors and Johnstad did a great job of staying true and adapting a very awful Frank Miller graphic novel. My expectations for this movie are so low that it just might impress me.
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5:56PM on 07/18/2011

HOLY SHIT...

someone actually wrote 300?
someone actually wrote 300?
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10:27PM on 07/18/2011
fuckin' lawlz hahaha
fuckin' lawlz hahaha
9:05AM on 07/19/2011
I know eh? i always though they just openned a history book!
I know eh? i always though they just openned a history book!
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5:43PM on 07/18/2011
Rewriting is a common practice done on just about every movie because a script is just a blue print, and things evole throughout the creative process. Because its a Zack Snyder movie though there's gonna be a bunch of haters bitching about it saying its gonna suck without knowing anything about it. The script was written before the movie was cast, their probably just tailoring it to better suit the actors they hired to play to their strengths.
Rewriting is a common practice done on just about every movie because a script is just a blue print, and things evole throughout the creative process. Because its a Zack Snyder movie though there's gonna be a bunch of haters bitching about it saying its gonna suck without knowing anything about it. The script was written before the movie was cast, their probably just tailoring it to better suit the actors they hired to play to their strengths.
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