Ben Affleck turns down opportunity to direct new ‘Superman’

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

LONDON - Hollywood actor-turned-director Ben Affleck has turned down an offer to helm the new ‘Superman’ film.

Affleck says he didn’t want to take on such a big film so early in his directional career.

The father-of-two won accolades for his recent work on ‘The Town’ but feels experienced movie mogul Chris Nolan - the brains behind Inception - is a better choice.

“The one benefit of having done all kinds of movies as an actor is you learn the pros and cons of being tempted to do a really big movie because it costs a lot of money. With Superman, I think they’re going to do a great version. Chris Nolan is brilliant and they’ve got a great director for it,” the Sun quoted the ‘Pearl Harbor’ star as saying.

However, Affleck didn’t rule out taking on a big budget flick in the future.

“I’d love to do something like Blade Runner, but a lesson I’ve learned is to not look at movies based on budget, how much they’ll spend on effects or where they will shoot. Story is what’s important. Also, there are a lot of guys ahead of me on the list to do epic effects movies,” he concluded. (ANI)

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