What is Zack Snyder to do now that his Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice masterpiece is set to open next week? Move on to adapting Ayn Rand, of course!
The 300, Sucker Punch, and Watchmen director told The Hollywood Reporter today that he and his wife and production partner, Deborah, are toying around with the script for a film of The Fountainhead, which happens to be owned by Warner Bros.
I have been working on The Fountainhead. I’ve always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something. Warner Bros. owns [Ayn Rand’s] script and I’ve just been working on that a little bit.
Snyder also said that he’s going to be working on a “World War I epic with this feminist icon like Wonder Woman,” which maybe doesn’t match so well with the message of The Fountainhead, (and its author, a “male chauvinist“) in which the main character, a creatively frustrated male architect, rapes a female character, and then goes on to achieve great success. Anyway, should this project come to fruition, it’ll be amazing to see just how phallic Snyder’s depictions of architecture are, and whether or not he includes that aforementioned rape.