Bryan Singer involved with another superhero movie

It appears that Bryan Singer, the director of the first two X-Men movies and Superman Returns, is set to be involved (as a producer) in another superhero movie called Capeshooters. We get the news from our friends over at AintItCoolNews:

“Bryan Singer, director of the first two “X-Men” movies and “Superman Returns,” is in talks to produce Warner Bros.’ big screen superhero project “Capeshooters.”

The Hollywood Reporter describes the premise:

J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani will write the screenplay, which follows two down-on-their-luck slackers who specialize in shooting videos of superheroes. They find themselves on the run when they uncover evidence that a legendary superhero actually is evil.

Lavin and Damiani were producers on last year’s very short-lived Fox reality series “Anchorwoman.”

“Capeshooters” is based on a not-yet-published graphic novel by Rob Liefeld (“Youngblood”).”

Now I am forever a fan of Singer simply on the basis of one film – The Usual Suspects. Equal parts one of my favourite and one of the all-round best films ever made, the guy who produced such a film has me eating out of the palm of his hand for the rest of his career.

I loved what he did with the the first two X-Men movies, and his absence behind the camera for the third really did show, and I never did catch Superman Returns (mainly because of my indifference to the character). And although Singer isn’t directing this latest superhero flick, his involvement in it (taking into account he has experience in the sub-genre) causes me to keep an eye on it more than if his name hadn’t have been mentioned.

The premise for this film is an interesting and unique spin on the superhero sub-genre, much like the initial idea for the recent Hancock was, and I am excited to see how it turns out. Let’s hope Singer brings his experience and expertise from the X-Men movies he was responsible for with him to this project.


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