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Zack Snyder to direct 'Superman'

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Warner Bros. is sticking with its roster of talented filmmakers for its reboot of the Superman franchise. The studio announced today that Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Watchmen, and the recent animated flick The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole will helm the franchise.

Snyder will direct from a script currently being penned by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) based on a story conceived by Goyer and Christopher Nolan. Nolan, who took the Batman franchise to new heights and stunned audiences this summer with Inception, is producing the film with his wife and partner Emma Thomas. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) will also produce with Deborah Snyder, Zack’s wife and producing partner.

Warner Bros. and DC Comics is targeting the film for a holiday 2012 release. Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull will executive produce.