Rumors are flying that Chris Columbus – the man who brought both Harry Potter and Home Alone to the big screen – may be the director of the Christopher Nolan-produced, David Goyer-written Superman movie reboot. An unnamed source told fansite Superman Homepage that an offer has already been made to Columbus to helm the 3D revamp for the character, and that he’s considered “the right fit” for the character by Warner Bros. executives… in part, according to the anonymous source, because he’s not David Goyer:
David Goyer really wanted to direct but nobody from either studio think he’s good in that arena… He’s great at coming up with story and ideas, like George Lucas. It’s his execution where he’s weak which is why people like Chris and Jonathan Nolan and Guillermo Del Toro have had the best results with his scripts.
Personally, I think there’s a bit of a leap from Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro to Chris Columbus – I don’t remember either of them coming up with an I Love You, Beth Cooper or Rent – but it’s hard to argue that Columbus’ Potter experience doesn’t lend him more than a little credibility. Time – and maybe San Diego Comic-Con? – will tell if this rumor turns out to be true.
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