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“Watchmen,” “300” and “Legend of the Guardians” director Zack Snyder (pictured) has been chosen to bring the Man of Steel back to the big screen. He’ll direct a new Superman movie, which Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight”) is producing and David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins,” “FlashForward”) is writing. [Heat Vision]
After seemingly going there and back again in search of a director, “The Hobbit” is probably going to wind up in the hands of “Lord of the Rings” helmer (and “Hobbit” writer-producer) Peter Jackson. The film(s) have been without a director since Guillermo del Toro stepped aside a few months ago. [The Wrap]
]]>Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton,” “Duplicity”) — who’s also writing the script for the project — will direct the movie, tentatively titled “The Bourne Legacy.” One catch: Matt Damon hasn’t signed on yet to play Jason Bourne again. [Deadline]
John McTiernan, the director of “Die Hard” and “The Hunt for Red October,” was sentenced to a year in prison Monday (Oct. 4). He was convicted of lying to federal investigators in the wiretapping investigation of Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Our nation’s 16th president is coming to a theater near you — as you’ve never seen him before. Twentieth Century Fox has greenlit “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” a 3-D feature based on Seth Grahame-Smith‘s book. It’s expected to get a 2012 release. [Variety]
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