Friday, October 12, 2007


Per Variety:

The "300" team of director Zack Snyder, screenwriter Kurt Johnstad and Hollywood Gang have reunited for "The Last Photograph," a drama based on an original idea by Snyder. Story revolves around a photograph that becomes the catalyst for a journey two men undertake through war-torn Afghanistan. Johnstad will write the script as a potential directing vehicle for Snyder. Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari will produce with Snyder and his Cruel and Unusual Films partner Deborah Snyder. The producers plan to develop the film and then auction it. All of them have been doing most of their work for "300" distributor Warner Bros. Snyder is directing "Watchmen," and he's developing for WB the Joby Herald-scripted "Army of the Dead," an adaptation of Ray Bradbury novel "The Illustrated Man." He's also working on "Sucker Punch," an action fantasy Snyder is writing with Steve Shibuya."

Interesting premise, though a bit vague. I have really enjoyed Snyder's output thus far. His DAWN OF THE DEAD remake is one of the best recent horror movies and 300 revolutionized the genre. I loved 300, saw it five times in the theater, including once on the IMAX. And while I am not familiar with the graphic novel source material for his upcoming film WATCHMEN, I have no doubt that Snyder will deliver something stunning. What I like about a project like THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH is that it sounds real and contemporary; thus far, Snyder has made (or has developed) action movies set in a more fantastical realm (apocpyptic zombies, ancient Sparta, etc). THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH sounds like it might be an international action movie of some sort, exactly the type of movie Snyder could nail with his dynamite visual style.


Lon said...

Zach Snyder has yet to give us any ounce of turd.

Actionman said...

I wholeheartedly agree.