Although fans continue to petition Warner Brothers to release the so-called Snyder Cut of Justice League, Zack Snyder seems more than ready to forget the film and move on. It has been unclear for a while now if he might return to direct another movie in the DC Extended Universe, but previous reports indicated that the Afghanistan war movie The Last Photograph would be his next project. Now this week he has seemingly confirmed that he will be taking on something completely different instead: Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
This week in response to a question on the social media app Vero (via Twitter), Snyder’s response about his next movie was simply “Fountainhead.” Snyder first mentioned The Fountainhead back in 2016, when he revealed that Warner Brothers owned the rights and that he had been tinkering with a script. At the time, he described the book as “a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something.”
The book was written back in 1943 and was previously adapted on the big screen as a 1949 film starring Gary Cooper. The plot revolves around a young architect who refuses to compromise his ideas and struggles with an old establishment that is set in its ways. The book has its share of controversy between Rand’s politics and the questionable portrayal of women with some critics even accusing Rand of endorsing rape. Sounds like a perfect storm for the next Zack Snyder joint if you ask me. Are you interested in a new version of The Fountainhead?