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Zack Snyder (born 1.3.1966)
Zack Snyder is an American film producer and screenwriter
Zack Snyder: Childhood
Zack Snyder was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, though he was originally born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
After graduating from high school, Snyder attended Heatherley School of Fine Art in England and then later studied at the Art Centre College of Design in California. In California, Snyder counted the artists Tarsem Singh (the music video director) and Michael Bay (the director of Pearl Harbor) amongst his fellow students.
Zack Snyder: Film Career
Zack Snyder directed a number of commercials for large multinational corporations, such as Nissan, Audi, BMW, Nike and Reebok. An advert that he directed for Jeep won him a Gold Lion Award.
His debut feature film came in 2004 with the remake of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. The film starred Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley and was highly regarded among horror movie fans and three years later, Snyder released 300, which was based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series of the same name. The film starred Gerard Butler and Rodrigo Santoro.
In 2009, Snyder's highly anticipated adaptation of Watchmen, also originally by Frank Miller, was released. On the first day of its release, the film grossed over $25 million. Among the stars of the film are Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode and Sally Jupiter. The film has been the subject of some controversy, as Miller himself refused to have any involvement in the making of the film, whereas he was the executive producer on 300. Also, Warner Brothers have attempted to market Snyder as a legendary visionary producer. It has been reported that Snyder himself finds this uncomfortable, given his relative inexperience in film-making.
After completing Watchmen, Snyder began working on a new project entitled Guardians of Ga'Hoole, which will star Amanda Seyfried and was co-written by Steve Shibuya. He has also started work on W.I.T.C.H The Movie, another graphic novel adaptation, due for release in 2010 and Sucker Punch, due for release in 2011.
Zack Snyder: Personal Life
Zack Snyder lives in Pasadena, California, where he attended art college, with his wife and six children.
Willem Dafoe is stepping into another superhero universe after joining Zack Snyder's Justice League.
The star, who played the villainous Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, has been cast as a good guy in parts one and two of the new D.C. Comics franchise.
Willem's character is being kept underwraps, but he will join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Aadms and J.K. Simmons, who was recently announced as Commissioner Gordon, in the movie.
Justice League: Part One will hit theatres in November, 2017 and the sequel will be released in 2019.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice held off a spirited challenge from Eddie the Eagle to remain top of the U.K. box office chart.
Zack Snyder's superhero blockbuster suffered a disappointing drop in ticket sales compared to its record breaking opening but still made $6.6 million (£4.7 million) in its second week in cinemas.
The major success story of the weekend (02-03Apr16) was Olympic underdog story Eddie the Eagle $4 million which made (£2.8 million).
The film, which stars Welsh actor Taron Egerton as British ski jumper Eddie Edwards has earned rave reviews and soared to number two on the chart.
Continue reading: Batman V Superman Holds Off Soaring Eddie The Eagle At U.k. Box Office
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice filmmaker Zack Snyder is encouraging Ben Affleck to direct a future Caped Crusader movie.
The Gone Girl actor made his debut as Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman, in Snyder's new blockbuster, and Ben is set to reprise his superhero role in the forthcoming Justice League: Part One, which Zack is also taking charge of.
However, the moviemaker would love to see Ben step behind the camera for a stand-alone Batman project.
"I keep working on him; he's always said he's a one movie at a time guy," Zack explained to Joe.ie. "He's finishing editing his film Live By Night and then he comes to Justice League, and then after that, I think he's going to try and develop the story (for a separate Batman film). Then we'll see if he likes it."
Continue reading: Zack Snyder: 'Ben Affleck Should Direct A Batman Movie'
What's really going on in these superheroes' heads?
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' director Zack Snyder opens up about the inner turmoils going on in the minds of both Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent that lead them to ultimately clash following events in 2013's 'Man Of Steel'. Guilt, tragedy and frustration both unite these heroes and divide them.
Batman v Superman - They've both got problems of their own
After the destructive battle with General Zod at the end of 'Man Of Steel', Superman is now suffering the repercussions of defeating his enemy. Too many innocent lives has been lost in his quest to save who he could, and now he's questioning how much of it was worth it.
Continue reading: Zack Snyder Details The Inner Battles Consuming Batman And Superman
This year's most eagerly anticipated movie is a critical flop.
Probably the most highly anticipated film of the year, 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' predictably stormed the box office with $170.1 million domestic ticket sales and $424.1m global. That's easily superseding critically acclaimed hits like 'Zootopia' and '10 Cloverfield Lane', and yet it continues to be viciously attacked by critics.
It's Batman VS. Superman VS. the critics
As it stands, 'Batman v Superman' starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill is at just 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, actually dropping from 29% in just a day. Both would-be fans and film reviewers were left feeling more than a little disappointed at the distinct lack of any humour, the controversial ending and a lot of over-the-top production. Our own critics, Rich Cline, explained that the main issue lay in the theatrics. 'The problem is that the film is so big and loud that it can't help but feel bloated, especially since so much of what's on screen feels rather vacuous', he said.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' features the film debut of Wonder Woman, but why has it taken so long for the heroine to make it on to the big screen?
Both Batman and Superman have seen various incarnations on the big screen, but in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice they will be joined by a superhero whose film debut is long overdue, Wonder Woman. The story of Wonder Woman’s journey to the big screen could be a movie in itself, as until now writers, directors and studios have tried and failed to make the heroine leap from comic books to film.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman’s live-action debut came in a 1974 TV movie starring Cathy Lee Crosby, but she wasn’t quite as comic book fans had expected. This Wonder Woman was blonde and had a very questionable costume, which featured some blue leggings and a red coat with blue and white starred sleeves.
Zack Snyder , Deborah Snyder - The European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' held at the Odeon and Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Actress Gal Gadot is proud to show her daughter princesses can be pretty and tough as she makes her debut as Wonder Woman.
The Israeli beauty tackles the iconic Amazonian princess-turned-superheroine in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, opposite Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader and Henry Cavill as Superman.
She will reprise the role in director Zack Snyder's forthcoming Justice League movies, as well as her own Wonder Woman stand-alone feature in 2017, and she is excited for her four-year-old girl Alma to see her in action.
"She adores princesses," Gal gushed during a recent press conference for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. "At the same time she would tell me, 'The princess, she's so weak. She falls asleep, the prince will come and save her and kiss her and he's the hero.'
Continue reading: Gal Gadot Proud To Be A Strong Princess As Wonder Woman
Zack Snyder , Deborah Snyder - The European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' held at the Odeon and Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon and Empire Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Director Zack Snyder passed on recruiting The Flash TV star Grant Gustin for his forthcoming Justice League movie because he wasn't "a good fit".
Gustin was cast as the speedy DC Comics character and his alter ego, forensic scientist Barry Allen, for the hit TV adaptation, which launched on America's CW network in 2014.
He has also appeared in crossover episodes of Arrow and Supergirl, but he won't be reprising his role on the big screen as Snyder has opted instead for Ezra Miller to portray the superhero for his Justice League blockbuster.
Now the filmmaker has explained his reasoning for the casting change, suggesting the light-hearted nature of Gustin's portrayal just didn't work for him.
Continue reading: Grant Gustin 'Wasn't Good Fit' For The Flash Movie
Ben Affleck has picked up "valuable" filmmaking experience working alongside director Zack Snyder on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Argo star, who takes on the role of Batman in the new movie, reveals he paid close attention whenever he was on set with Snyder so he could observe his shooting techniques for the box office blockbuster, which incorporated a slew of special effects.
Speaking during a recent press junket for the movie, Affleck denied rumours suggesting he had turned down the opportunity to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prequel Man of Steel, which Snyder also took charge of in 2013, but he would be interested in future superhero projects after watching the master at work.
"I learned a lot from Zack on this movie," Affleck explained. "One of the really valuable things about it for me, aside from the personal experience of playing the part, was watching a guy who really understands how to make films on this level, with cutting edge technology, combining in-camera stuff with visual effects, and stunts and all the tools at a director's disposal, and seeing how Zack meticulously constructed them using hand drawn storyboards, frame by frame and evolving into the movie that you saw, is a fairly consistent vision."
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Keen To Direct Future Superhero Movie
She may be a mere mortal in the Superman franchise but Amy Adams says emotionally, Lois Lane is every bit as powerful as Superman.
Amy plays the iconic reporter in the highly anticipated second instalment of the Superman reboot, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Amy and Henry gave filmgoers a first look at their onscreen chemistry in 2013's Man of Steel, and the new film will develop their relationship further. But while she plays a very human character with no hidden strengths, the American Hustle star says emotionally, Lois is every bit Superman's equal.
Continue reading: Amy Adams: 'Lois Lane Is A Superwoman'
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