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4 'Superman' Movies That Never Took Flight

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 12, 2013 1:49 PM
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5 Versions of Superman feature
This weekend, "Man of Steel" finally takes flight. An ambitious, massively expensive project devised by "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan (serving in a story writer/producer role), writer David S. Goyer, and directed by "Watchmen" filmmaker Zack Snyder, the film, while flawed, is an epic rejuvenation of the Superman mythos, encapsulating everything from the destruction of Krypton to the very human feelings of isolation and dread on Earth (you can read our non-spoilery review here).

Wolfgang Petersen Getting Ready for An 'Old Man's War'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 8:11 AM
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It's coming on five years since Wolfgang Petersen's soggy "Poseidon" and he has yet to get a new film in front of cameras, but not for lack of trying. Last spring an optimistic Petersen said that his alien-invasion pic "Uprising" was going to shoot before his planned remake of Satoshi Kon's "Paprika," but since then, there wasn't been much movement on either front. Well, Petersen is clearing space on his desk for another ambitious project.

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