Zack Snyder Leaves DC Behind, Adapting ‘The Fountainhead’ Presumably as Autobiography

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brian-mcgee - May 29, 2018

Here's a story for you: A great man designs something so cutting edge and innovating that the people in charge of the project demand certain aesthetic changes, so the great man blows the whole thing up rather than releasing a compromised version of his vision.

No, it's not the Zack Snyder story, though it may as well be these days. It's actually a crude plot synopsis of The Fountainhead, a 1943 novel by Ayn Rand that has taken on new significance in the age where titans of industry were raised on her theory of Individualism.

There's no small point being made by Snyder in choosing this as his next project to direct, which he just did according to Deadline Hollywood. The parallels to what, I'm sure, Snyder views as his own professional plight over the last few years are apparent. Snyder himself has always been a vocal fan of the book and Rand herself, which makes sense since most of the book's biggest champions are egotistical maniacs who've never been told "no" in their lives.

I do hope he gets around to making his dream project one of these days, but in the meantime, get ready for the riveting tension of what amounts to an extended argument about architecture as Zack Snyder takes his first stab at drama. I'm every bit as apprehensive about this as the rest of you.

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