Man of Steel

Inside the Legendary World of Superman

Written By: Christopher Nolan, Daniel Wallace, Zack Snyder
In Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) have delivered a stunning new vision of Superman that is both fresh and familiar. Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman explores the remarkable creative process behind the movie and showcases the exceptional concept art that shaped its unique visual style. From the stark alien vistas of Krypton to the down-to-earth warmth of Smallville, this book uncovers the intensive world-building process that makes Superman’s universe both thrilling and believable. Also featuring in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and candid on-set photography, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman is the ultimate insider’s look at one of the most electrifying movies in recent memory.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Superman. Also appearing are three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 6/18/2013
ISBN: 9781608871810
Pages: 184
Trim Size: 9.25 x 11

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Christopher Nolan, : Christopher Nolan began making movies at an early age with his father’s Super-8mm camera. While studying English Literature at University College London, Nolan shot 16mm films at UCL’s film society, learning the guerrilla film techniques he would later use to make his first feature, Following. Since that time, he has directed MementoInsomniaBatman BeginsThe PrestigeThe Dark KnightInceptionThe Dark Knight RisesInterstellar, and Dunkirk. For his work on those films, Nolan has been honored with Golden Globe nominations for Best Director (Inception and Dunkirk) and Best Screenplay (Memento and Inception), three Producer’s Guild Nominations (The Dark Knight, Inception, Dunkirk), a Writer’s Guild Award (Inception) and four Director’s Guild Nominations (MementoThe Dark KnightInception, Dunkirk). He also received Oscar® nominations for Best Screenplay for Memento and Inception, Best Film for Inception and Dunkirk, and Best Achievement in Directing (Dunkirk). Nolan currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and producer, Emma Thomas, and their four children.

Daniel Wallace, Author: Daniel Wallace is the author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including The Jedi Path, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, The World According to Spider-Man, Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal, Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, and The New York Times best-selling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters. His specialty is exploring the underpinnings of popular fictional universes.

Zack Snyder, Contributor: Filmmaker Zack Snyder is best known for his meticulous attention to detail and fine art aesthetic, bringing his unique and vivid style to each of his projects, as a director, writer and producer. He produces through his Warner Bros.-based shingle Cruel & Unusual Films, which he co-founded with wife and producing partner, Deborah Snyder.