Zack Snyder has talked for several years about making a movie version of Ayn Rand’s novel “The Fountainhead.” And over the weekend, the director confirmed it’s happening.
In response to a fan question on the social media site Vero, Snyder said his next project will be an adaptation of Rand’s controversial 1943 book, which is a is a favorite of Paul Ryan and Donald Trump. It tells the story of a young architect who refuses to compromise his vision for the architectural establishment. “The Fountainhead.”
Snyder’s last movie was the much-maligned (though still high-grossing) “Justice League.” He had been developing “The Last Photograph,” a thriller about a war correspondent and a special-ops soldier who team up in Afghanistan. But it seems he’s moved on to this passion project.
In 2016, Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”