So much for the radical departure from the Donnerverse. Another origin story which features General Zod? Admittedly, the execution could all be different but this is hardly groundbreaking stuff.
One report also suggests that Daniel Day-Lewis is on the Zod wishlist. As I recall, Nolan apparently offered both him and Mortensen the role which Liam Neeson ultimately played in Batman Begins. All in all, this just isn't really striking me as the most imaginative of pictures, though obviously it's very, very early to be judging it.