This! Is! America! Zack Snyder wants to make a 300-style George Washington film

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Mar 1, 2016

If you’ve been wanting to take a deep dive into the mind of Zack Snyder, this is probably the closest you’re going to get. 

Bloomberg Pursuits recently published a lengthy feature on the director, who is currently putting the finishing touches on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which they dig into his canon and how he became the man Warner Bros. has entrusted with the entirety of the DC Comics catalog. Snyder has always been a love-him-or-hate-him type of guy, and this feature pretty much backs up that assessment.

But, along the way, it also revealed a fascinating pet project Snyder would like to tackle once his stint in the Justice League universe eventually winds down. The concept? A George Washington-led Revolutionary War film, filtered through the lens of Snyder’s stylized, 2006 action hit 300. Yeah, just let that soak in for a second. Heck, maybe also use this for some inspiration (kidding, kidding).

Here’s an excerpt from his comment:

“We were talking about it. The first thing we asked was, well, how are we going to make it look? I pointed at this painting. It looks like 300. It’s not that hard.”

The painting he’s referring to is an image of General Washington as he crossed the Delaware on his way to take on the British at the Battle of Trenton, in case you’re wondering. It might sound silly, but 300 was one of his biggest hits back in the day (and also based on a real-life battle, no matter how hyper-stylized the film might have turned out) — so why not take aim at a more modern war? 

What do you think? Could Snyder actually pull this off?


(Bloomberg Pursuits)

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