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Snyder is Illustrated

08.28.2007
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He's barely even started on his ambitious adaptation of the iconic graphic novel WATCHMEN, but director Zack Snyder is stacking up projects like they're gonna kick him out of Hollywood.

The 300 helmer now has plans to make THE ILLUSTRATED MAN for Warner Bros., bringing sci-fi author Ray Bradbury's 1951 anthology to screens. The book used the title's framing device, a wanderer with storytelling tattoos all over his body, to spin a series of dark cautionary tales about humanity's future. The book was previously made into a not-exactly-classic 1969 movie with Rod Steiger.

Frank Darabont, who's adapting Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451 himself, will also produce Snyder's planned project. Meanwhile, Snyder is also concocting a pair of original projects (SUCKER PUNCH and the zombie epic ARMY OF THE DEAD) and has been interested in the videogame flick RAINBOW SIX and Vaughn Bode's postapocalyptic comic COBALT 60. Let's just hope he's got his mind on nothing but WATCHMEN at the moment...
Extra Tidbit: The last Bradbury work adapted to film was A SOUND OF THUNDER, which made sci-fi fans bleed from their pores.
Source: Variety

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7:29PM on 08/29/2007
Snyder is quickly becoming one of the more interesting directors in hollywood and Bradbury is a great writer. Sounds like a very cool project.
Snyder is quickly becoming one of the more interesting directors in hollywood and Bradbury is a great writer. Sounds like a very cool project.
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10:06AM on 08/29/2007
Never heard of this book before, but man, do I want to read it now. And as far as video games go, I think Snyder would be better suited for a version of The Darkness or even better, God of War. Or Both, but Rainbow Six is lame, a movie would end up like a better version of SWAT, but it would still be SWAT.
Never heard of this book before, but man, do I want to read it now. And as far as video games go, I think Snyder would be better suited for a version of The Darkness or even better, God of War. Or Both, but Rainbow Six is lame, a movie would end up like a better version of SWAT, but it would still be SWAT.
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9:47AM on 08/29/2007
As long as he finishes "Watchmen" first, this is cool.
As long as he finishes "Watchmen" first, this is cool.
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12:24AM on 08/29/2007
This sounds good, but it reminds me of a similar character in "Something Wicked This Way Comes," another book by Bradbury which I think deserves another try at a movie translation.
This sounds good, but it reminds me of a similar character in "Something Wicked This Way Comes," another book by Bradbury which I think deserves another try at a movie translation.
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11:59PM on 08/28/2007

A SOUND OF THUNDER

A SOUND OF THUNDER needs to be seen to be believed. Its the best so-bad-its-good sci-fi flick since BATTLEFIELD EARTH!
A SOUND OF THUNDER needs to be seen to be believed. Its the best so-bad-its-good sci-fi flick since BATTLEFIELD EARTH!
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