Randex

Thursday 17 March 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
Positive
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
Negative

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
Positive
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
Positive
Tatiana Siegel, Hollywood Reporter

Given all your involvements, do you have time to develop anything outside of this?

ZACK We have The Last Photograph that I’ve been working on for a long time. It’s a small, sort of weird project about a war photogra­pher in Afghanistan. I have been working on The Fountainhead. 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.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Abraham Riesman, Vulture

Ayn Rand wasn’t exactly known for having a sunshine-and-lollipops view of the world, and she may have found a kindred spirit in noted grim-and-gritty superhero director Zack Snyder. He and his wife (and producing partner) Deborah Snyder have revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he’s toying around with a screen adaptation of Rand’s best-selling 1943 ode to architecture and rugged individualism, The Fountainhead.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
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Adam Chitwood, Collider.com

So yeah, it appears as though during Snyder’s downtime from dealing with some of the biggest superheroes in the world, he’s been toiling away on developing something entirely different.

Rand’s book follows an individualistic young architect named Howard Roark who makes the choice to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic vision, as he favors modern architecture over the establishment-supported traditional style. As with all of Rand’s work, it’s a philosophical work of fiction that deals with topics like individualism versus collectivism, and has been used as a political token in the ensuing years.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016