Zack Snyder’s Next Film Will Be The Fountainhead


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?

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  • Lori Cerny

    The Fountainhead is lackluster, misogynistic, and boring. I almost feel sorry for Zack.

  • Lori Cerny

    Let’s get to the real news, Sean, ABC’s Roseanne being cancelled!

  • Sean

    I’m on it!

  • Corey Pierce

    This is going to be so hilariously bad and I am ready to dunk on it for the rest of my days

  • This is exactly what he needs to do… Instead of recasting DC characters as Ayn Rand stand-ins. I’m 100% uninterested but he needs to do this.

  • Jonny Ashley

    Ah, The Fountainhead, soothing the guilt ouchies of tone-deaf wealthy creatives for 75 years!

  • So Zach Snyder, director of TWO stylized, fetishized and overly speed-ramped attempted rape scenes will be adapting a novel that’s been criticized for “endorsing rape”?
    An Auteur’s Greatest Masterpiece!