Randex

Thursday 17 March 2016
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The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director also revealed to The Hollywood Reporter his involvement in an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

“I’ve always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something,” he said. “Warner Bros. owns [Ayn Rand’s] script and I’ve just been working on that a little bit.”

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
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Devin Faraci, Birth. Movies. Death

…knowing that Snyder loves Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead a lot of things snap into place. Especially things about Man of Steel and Pa Kent’s absolutely baffling worldview: Snyder’s an Objectivist. He believes in what Objectivists call ‘rational self-interest,’ which others might call 'radical selfishness,’ which is the belief that the ultimate moral duty you have is to make yourself happy. Honestly, all the Pa Kent stuff becomes crystal clear now - Man of Steel is about a superhero who only becomes a superhero when it is in his own self-interest (ie, the planet’s about to get destroyed). Otherwise he’s happy keeping his powers to himself, seeing no need to use them to help others.

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter Snyder says that he wants to go back to the wellspring of Objectivist thought, Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, the novel that started it all. It’s pretty bad, but it’s also super fucking insane.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Vince Mancini, Uproxx

If you’ll remember, some Ayn Rand fanboys – Shruggalos, as I like to call them – financed a three-part adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, partly through Kickstarter, the third of which came out in 2014. Of course, you can’t bring up Ayn Rand’s name without immediately thinking of the radical libertarians she inspired, but if my hazy memory of The Fountainehead is accurate, her individualized ethos was confined mainly to the creative process, where some might argue it belongs.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
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Max Evry, ComingSoon.net

The book, about an architect named Howard Rourke who strives to go against the grain in service of a more modern style of building, is a cornerstone of Rand’s controversial Objectivist philosophy, based around “rational self-interest” and no doubt front-and-center on Donald Trump’s bookshelf right next to his copy of My New Order. That said, Snyder adapting the book doesn’t necessarily pin him as an Objectivist, as he previously adapted Frank Miller’s fascistic 300 and Alan Moore’s humanistic Watchmen, the two creators on polar opposite sides of the political spectrum. It could simply be Snyder responding to the grandiosity and design challenge of bringing yet another “unfilmable” novel to the screen.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Federico Boni, Cineblog.it

A breve in sala con Batman v Superman e a seguire subito sul set per girare la prima parte della Justice League, Zack Snyder ha rivelato all'Hollywood Reporter due progetti futuri, ovvero The Last Photograph, film su un fotografo di guerra in Afghanistan, e un adattamento del best seller di Ayn Rand “La fonte meravigliosa”.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Chiara Caroli, Cinematographe

Zack Snyder si prepara a scatenare l’entusiasmo nelle sale di tutto il mondo (italiane dal 23 Marzo) con Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice con un’agenda fitta di progetti. Il regista ha infatti parlato a The Hollywood Reporter sui suoi futuri lavori che includono The Last Photograph, un film su un fotografo di guerra in Afghanistan, e un adattamento del romanzo del 1943 di Ayn Rand intitolato La fonte meravigliosa.

“Sto lavorando a La fonte meravigliosa”, ha confermato Snyder. “Ho sempre immaginato come il lavoro di tesi su La fonte meravigliosa fosse un processo creativo. La Warner Bros. possiede lo script [di Ayn Rand] e io ci sto lavorando un po’ su.”

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Carolyn Cox, The Mary Sue

No, no. A thousand times no. No one but Mally Ortberg should direct a Fountainhead movie, especially not Zack Snyder.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 01 Jan 1970
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Cine Set

Em entrevista ao site The Hollywood Reporter, o cineasta afirmou que está desenvolvendo uma nova versão do clássico “Vontade Indômita”, de 1949.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Unbelievably, a potential Synder Fountainhead will not be the first time the story of rapist Howard Roark will have been made into a movie — the aforementioned script was for a 1949 adaptation starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. Elsewhere in the interview, Zach referred to Wonder Woman as “a feminist icon.” We can safely presume there will be nothing feminist about the Fountainhead movie he is threatening us with.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
Neutral

I’m in no way surprised that Snyder identifies with a book about a man whose revolutionary new ideas are anathema to the orthodoxy of his time. But I find it hilarious that the part of Rand’s story that was about lavish, impressive styles being empty inside didn’t strike a chord.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Shane Barnes, Flavorwire

What is Zack Snyder to do now that his Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice masterpiece is set to open next week? Move on to adapting Ayn Rand, of course!

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Gem Seddon, We Got This Covered

Zack Snyder is working on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. There’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d write when I got out of bed this morning. This is a total swerve, thematically and stylistically, for Snyder. He cut his teeth on commercials before launching Warner’s superhero domain, so venturing into the realm of Rand’s ego-driven objectivism is quite the diversion. As for the script he refers to, it could be a version penned by the author that Warner kept in its vaults, or the screenplay from the 1949 adaptation.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016