Possible new director for the Superman movie...

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  1. todd s

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    According to a rumor report at www.trektoday.com Jonathan Frakes is being considered for the new Superman movie. He is currently working on the live action version of the Thunderbirds.

    The one good thing about Frakes. Playing Riker and directing one of the Trek movies. Is he knows how loyal fans react to something they care about.
     
  2. Gary->dee

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    Jonathan Frakes...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... IMO if they're going to make another Superman movie get a director with balls, so to speak. By that I mean a devil behind a camera, not a question mark of a possibility.

    Or better yet just leave the Superman franchise alone. Let it go, Warner Brothers.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    I vote for Leave it Be
     
  4. Dan Rudolph

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    If they were going to get a Star Trek director, I would have suggested Brent Spiner, but Jonathan Frakes is decent. It does seem odd to give one the the most expensive movies ever to a guy who's only done one movie before, and it grossed about $37 million. (Clockstoppers)
     
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    He also directed First Contact, which made over $150 million worldwide [​IMG]
     
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    ...and was the best Next-Gen movie by far. However, his name gets rumored for dozens of projects, so I'll believe this when I see an announcement for the WB. Not that it matters, seeing as how they've already offered a part to Justin Timberlake (Jimmy Olsen).
     
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    Wasn't he also involved in that lame Fox special on alien autopsies from Roswell?
     
  8. Dan Rudolph

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    I was reading the imdb incorrectly. Frakes actually is a pretty good choice. He's shown he can direct an action movie and he's relatively cheap.
     
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    I can't believe no one has said...

    Make it so. [​IMG]

    If Frakes GENUINELY cares about this, I'm all for it.
     
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    [​IMG] Smallville's continously bested the F/X of Clockstoppers on a tv budget and schedule. I don't see Frakes pushing any boundries with the presentation of the icon. I say wait for Smallville to end, book Gough and Millar as screenwriters and, as Gary said, get a director with balls.
     
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    Clockstoppers was only a $10 million movie and it's not like Frakes did the effects himself. I don't see how that has anything to do with Superman.

    I think he does like Superman. he did guest once on Lois and Clark. My understanding is it's because he wanted to do it.
     
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    jonathan frakes also did some episodes of the tv series of falcon crest..1984-1985. he was an actor on the series, and this was before he did the next generations series. he had some scenes with actress Sarah Douglas who played Ursa in Superman: The Movie and Superman 2.

    JACOB
     
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    My vote still goes to the Warchowski brothers... anyone who's seen the trailer when Neo goes down to one kneeand takes off
    knows exactly what I'm talking about, and they know why those boys need to be given Superman.
     
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    I can just see it...Kung Fu Superman! [​IMG]

    Just leave it alone...they're never gonna get it better than Superman 1&2...just rerelease those back in theaters and give the kiddies who've never seen a Superman movie the real deal!
     
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    I know it's just a rumor right now, but I really think this is not a bad choice. Jonathan Frakes has a lot of talent behind the camera and has shown a lot of promise. Some of the Frakes-helmed Next Generation episodes are among the best of the series, and everyone was impressed at the time with how organized he was.

    I thought he did a great job with First Contact, taking the audience's mind off many of the script's plot holes. And his direction on Clockstoppers was much better than the movie deserved.

    Superman could be the one that really kicks him to high gear. I think he'd do great.
     
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    Dark Horizons reported this week that the Superman film has been put on the back burner due to escalating costs. This on again, off again film has to have the longest development period of any film in history!
     
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    I dunno, Spider Man was developed on and off for over 10 years by many different people and studios.

    Jason
     
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    [​IMG]

    That's all this film's production has been.

    I say they just drop the whole thing.
     
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