Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct the new Superman film that Christopher Nolan is producing.

Snyder, who directed 300 and Watchmen, beat out Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Ben Affleck (The Town), Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and Tony Scott (Man on Fire) for the coveted gig, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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David Goyer, who previously worked with Nolan on The Dark Knight, is penning the script. Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, needs to begin production by 2011 or risk losing copyrights to the Man of Steel.

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