With script by David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, and Christopher Nolan overseeing the project in a "godfather" the film is being aimed for a late 2012 release date, Snyder has this to say on taking up the job:
"I've been a big fan of the character for a long time, he's definitely the king of all superheroes, he's the one.Also reported are rumors that General Zod will be Superman's foe in the new film.
"It's early yet, but I can tell you that what David (Goyer, screenwriter) and Chris have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern. I've always felt he was kind of awesome."
UPDATE: The plot details have been leaked and its revealed the films story is based on the 'Superman: Birthright' comic by Mark Waid. The story will follow the journalist Clark Kent traveling the world “trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman.