Robert Zemeckis Passed On SUPERMAN Reboot “Faster than a Speeding Bullet”

     November 1, 2010


Mere weeks before Zack “Slow-Motion” Snyder (300 ) was cemented as director of the Superman reboot underway over at Warner Bros. — with Christopher Nolan acting as the project’s “godfather” — Robert Zemeckis was rumored to be a fellow contender among a melting pot of marquee names like Darren Aronofsky and Tony Scott. Zemeckis chalked the buzz up to just that, confidently stating, “I passed on that faster than a speeding bullet.”

More words from Zemeckis on Superman after the jump.

While Zemeckis confirmed his services were courted for the film to MTV, he claims his reply to the studio went a little something like this:

“When they asked if I wanted to make the, what is it, seventeenth version of Superman I said, ‘No, I don’t think so.’ “

With regards to his being labeled a top choice, Zemeckis slyly added:

“You must have read that on the internet. Don’t trust everything you read on the internet! Isn’t everything true on the internet?”

Are you happy with Snyder’s involvement, or does it sting knowing Zemeckis could have been at the reins? In terms of tone and style the two are a pole away, but which would suit The Man of Steel best? At the least it can’t be any more cringe-inducing than the Tim Burton version was going to be : check out his costume designs!

Zemeckis’ Back to the Future trilogy was recently released on Blu-Ray.  The director is currently tinkering on a 3D motion-capture remake of the 1968 Yellow Submarine album/movie combo from The Beatles with Cary Elwes starring.  Here’s the interview clip:

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