Family tragedy forced Zack Snyder to step down from Justice League directing duties earlier this year. But today, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director unleashed a brand new project – a short film shot entirely on an iPhone.
Snow Steam Iron is a no-nonsense, no-dialogue, four-minute dark and seedy tale of revenge, and it's now available to stream on the social network Vero.
“Snow gently falls on the blood-stained streets of a seedy out-of-time New York City,” the film's synopsis teases. “Steam envelopes the nightmare unfolding within its narrow alleys. Iron is the will of the one who would dare to resist… fight… survive.”
The director had already got some fans excited about the project, when he tweeted a poster and teaser (see below) for the project, asking in the caption: “What can you do with your talented friends & family, no money and a weekend?”
It's the first project Snyder has worked on since stepping down from Justice League after the tragic news that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn, had committed suicide. Snyder released a statement at the time saying:
"In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it. The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two months I’ve come to the realization... I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time."
Joss Whedon, previously known by fans as a Marvel man, has been overseeing the Warner Bros. film's completion, including the shooting of some additional scenes ahead of its November 2017 release.
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