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Zack Snyder in negotiations to direct ‘Superman’

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Variety's Marc Graser reports:

Director Zack Snyder, fresh off directing his first animated film for Warner Bros., "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," is in negotiations to helm the Christopher Nolan-produced "Superman" reboot.

The script is being written by David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”) based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Producers are Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Inception”), Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight”), Deborah Snyder (“Watchmen”).

Legendary’s Thomas Tull (“Inception”) will exec produce. The film is targeted for a holiday 2012 release.

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