Although his name showed up on a list of several potential directors that Christopher Nolan was reported to be meeting with about the planned Superman reboot, one of the men on that list says—he's never been contacted.
Matt Reeves, who directed Cloverfield and the excellent Let Me In (which opens today), told us exclusively that Nolan has not yet given him a call.
"First of all, I'm very flattered, because I think there's a lot of very interesting filmmakers on that list," said Reeves. "But frankly, I haven't met with him, and it's really, I'm sure, just a rumor."
Nevertheless, Reeves has high hopes for the next Superman film, which Nolan will be producing. "I'm sure it will be an amazing project," Reeves said. "I have tremendous respect for Chris Nolan, and I think that the Superman myth is an incredible story."
Although he hasn't had any direct contact with anyone associated with the project, Reeves did add, "I know that [Superman studio] Warner Brothers is looking at [Let Me In], but they're looking at any movie that's supposed to be interesting that's coming out. They're a great company, but I have no idea if I would really be in consideration for that at this point."
If he isn't actually in consideration (and there's no official word either way), he should be. Reeves' new film, a remake of the 2008 Swedish vampire chiller Let the Right One In, is both a superb homage to the original and perhaps the best American horror film of 2010.
The other directors said to be on Nolan's list include Tony Scott (Unstoppable), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles), Duncan Jones (Moon), Zack Snyder (Watchmen) and latecomer Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), whose name popped up after the initial list of five was reported. None of those guys have said a word about it yet.
As previously reported, Warner Brothers reportedly plans some major announcements regarding the future of its DC Comics characters onscreen, including Superman, in a few weeks.