Zack Snyder has announced his Justice League follow-up. Snyder will adapt Ayn Rand’s 1943 novel The Fountainhead. The director confirmed the project after a fan, via the social-media site Vero, asked what his next movie would be. Snyder was previously developing a dramatic thriller called The Last Photograph, about a war correspondent and a special-ops soldier in Afghanistan who team up after an attack.
Rand’s novel — a favorite of Paul Ryan and Donald Trump — is about a young architect who refuses to conform to the old guard architectural Establishment. Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter about his interest in adapting the novel in 2016: “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,” he said. “Warner Bros. owns [Ayn Rand’s] script and I’ve just been working on that a little bit.” Rand’s novel was previously adapted into a movie in 1949, starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, and directed by King Vidor.