Dan is part of the impossibly creative Gilroy clan that includes older brother Tony Gilroy (writer/director director of the upcoming "Bourne Legacy") and twin brother John Gilroy (one of Hollywood's hottest editors -"Warrior," "Salt"). Before unloading "Real Steel" on us, he had a brush with superhero stardom, having written the "Superman Lives" screenplay that Tim Burton was going to direct with Nic Cage as the Man of Steel.
This new project is, according to Variety, about a "young Chinese man given a second chance as an international superhero who returns home to mete out justice." And this is different from any other superhero how? Should this get further than the script phase, this will be the first production for Magic Storm, a joint creation of Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment, Hong Kong-based Ricco Capital Holdings and Fedelis Entertainment, which sounds like an erectile disfunction drug.