James McTeigue Says Superman Franchise Is "Ripe for a Retooling"
11.17.09 by BJSprecher
Director James McTeigue's new movie, Ninja Assassin, opens this month, but during a recent interview with MTV, Superman was one of the topics of the conversation.
McTeigue first teased his interest in the Superman franchise back in August, when he said that he would "do a complete reboot" if he were to take the helm. McTeigue reiterated this sentiment in recent comments to MTV, but said that the studio doesn't know what they want to do with the franchise.
It's in a weird place at the moment. They're trying to work out what they're doing. Warner Brothers is trying to figure out their next move on it. There's some things you can do with the Superman franchise, there's other things you can't do. So it hasn't gone anywhere.
I think it's ripe for a retooling. I would love to — if it happened, I would at least start a conversation about it.
Next up for McTeigue will be The Raven, a fictionalized account of the last days of writer Edgar Allen Poe.