Bryan Singer had previously told us that the "Superman Returns" sequel "Superman: The Man of Steel" would be his next film after "Valkyrie." His producers tell another story. Neil Meron and Craig Zadan have Singer lined up to direct "The Mayor of Castro Street," a story of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, within a year.
"The next Superman, that’s a ways off," claimed Meron, with Zadan adding. "Don’t worry about it. Trust me. We may even start preproduction on Harvey Milk while he’s on post production on the Tom Cruise movie."
These boys are determined to make their movie, comic books be damned. "We’ve been working on that for 15 years," said Meron. "It started off with Oliver Stone and Robin Williams. Now it’s Bryan Singer directing, Chris McQuarrie writing the script."
Producing partners Meron and Zaden have had quite a prolific run of producing projects, including the Emmy and Golden Globes-winning TV films "Gypsy" and "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," 2002’s Oscar winning Best Picture "Chicago," and the upcoming New Line release, "Hairspray."