Ben Affleck turns down opportunity to direct new ‘Superman’

Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 13:59 PM IST

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.