Is the MAN OF STEEL Script Under Construction by 300 Co-Writer Kurt Johnstad?

     July 18, 2011

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Time is not on Superman’s side. At leaset, that is the case with Warner Bros.’ upcoming Man of Steel, which is up against the gun of rights ownership to get cracking on bringing the classic character to the silver screen by next year. As you probably already know, Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) is teaming-up with producer Christopher Nolan to helm the superhero flick based on a script by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins). However, perhaps as a result of said time constraints, rewrites are apparently needed on Goyer’s script. If you’re Warner Bros., with a solid cast that includes Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Kal-El, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Chris Meloni, Michael Shannon, and Harry Lennix already in place, you want to make as many tweaks as necessary. Hit the jump for more details on the rewrite including which scribe gave the script a once over as well.

superman_alex_ross_01According to a scoop by Moviehole, Kurt Johnstad is giving the screenplay some fine-tuning because Goyer is busy working on the Godzilla reboot. However, the news doesn’t end there. Half of the dynamic writing duo on The Dark Knight, Jonah Nolan, also provided some script work. Snyder has formed a close working relationship with Johnstad, who co-wrote 300 and the upcoming sequel, 300: Battle of Aremisia. Johnstad is also developing the script for The Last Photograph, based on a story by Snyder that has Christian Bale and Sean Penn in talks to star.

Clearly, the two trust each other’s work and, as a fan of 300, I am glad the two found time to help each other out on one of the biggest properties currently being developed in Hollywood. As for Jonah, anything he touches can only be the better for it from what I can tell. No news was given on what the two worked on concerning the script, but The Playlist mentions there were problems in the third act. Production on Man of Steel is set to begin anytime now, with a likely release in late 2012.

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