Movie-maker Bryan Singer has hailed his latest project SUPERMAN RETURNS as a love story.

Singer, who directed the first two installments in the X-Men franchise, is currently in Australia where newcomer Brandon Routh has stepped into the superhero title role.

And while fans will get much of the action they expect, Singer reveals the film will primarily be a love story.

He tells USA Today, "It's a story about what happens when old boyfriends come back into your life after they've been gone a few years and things have changed.

"Superman has always been about Lois Lane, Superman and Clark Kent and this love triangle between these three people who are really only two people."

The movie, which will be released in June (06), follows Clark Kent and his Superman alter-ego as he travels back to Metropolis after several years of trying, in vain, to return to his home planet.

He returns to work and discovers that his former love interest Lane, played by Kate Bosworth, has a boyfriend and a child.

18/07/2005 09:29