When you hear that a famous director is “producing” a movie, what does that actually mean? Producing is a mighty mysterious concept in Hollywood, and it’s getting murkier every year. Does anyone actually believe Stephenie Meyer really did any “producing” on “The Host”? Of course not. The movie was based on her book and she’s become famous with the “Twilight” movies, and her agent was able to swing her the producing credit. It was a no-brainer by the studio to hand her the extra title.
It’s also doubtful guys like, say, J.J. Abrams (as vastly talented as he is) actually did anything to really shape the foundations of the gazillion TV shows his name is currently attached to in just the last few years. The same with Steven Spielberg. These guys are famous, and networks and “real” producers are willing to pay them big bucks and give them a slice of a show/movie’s profits to be put their name on the bill. Why? Because “a show by J.J. Abrams” gets people’s attention, while a show by, say, Eric Kripke, creator of “Supernatural” and recently, “Revolution” — not so much. Even though Kripke is probably 99% responsible for “Revolution”, his name doesn’t sell it. Abrams, on the other hand, does.
All that is to say, Christopher Nolan, the director of the “Dark Knight” Batman trilogy, is a producer on Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”. What does that mean, exactly? Knowing how hands-on Nolan is, it’s probably not an Abrams-type producing credit, but even that is just wild speculation on my part. But as you can see from the image above, Nolan actually did show up on the movie’s set. Of course, how long he stayed and how much he contributed is anybody’s guess.
Just judging by the final product (via the latest trailer below), “Man of Steel” sure looks like it came out really well. How much of that is due to Nolan’s involvement? I don’t think we’ll ever know … at least until we get a Director’s Cut with a Zack Snyder audio commentary, that is.
“Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe.
Chris and Zack’s new movie arrives June 14, 2013.
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