Zack Snyder to Direct THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH?

     August 2, 2011


The Last Photograph sounds far outside Zack Snyder’s wheelhouse.  The story centers on a journalist (Christian Bale) and an ex-special ops soldier (Sean Penn) who travel to war-torn Afghanistan to help a missing family member who’s been kidnapped.  However, he came up with the idea for the story, 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad wrote the script, Snyder was producing, and now it looks like he’ll direct.  Twitch reports that Snyder has stepped in to replace Niels Arden Oplev (the Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and that Snyder will make The Last Photograph his follow-up to Man of Steel.

It’s a major change of pace for Snyder since a drama that sends two men into present-day Afghanistan doesn’t lend itself to lingering shots on sexy bodies or constant speed-ramping.  I would never criticize a filmmaker for stretching beyond their current expectations and with Snyder at the helm, The Last Photograph could garner newfound respect for the director or be an absolute disaster that consigns him to genre flicks.

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  • Joe

    I will say this for Mr. Snyder: He is as handsome as they get.

  • Justin

    It’s good to see that while working on one movie, he’s focusing on another… that’s multi-tasking, right?

  • RP

    Well he signed on to direct the Man of Steel which Snyder says will be the most grounded real-world film he’s made yet. With today’s announcement, it looks as if Snyder is going to keep challenging his abilities as a filmmaker. I love it.

  • UncleBen

    Fully support an attempt like this. Love him or hate him, people know his name for his style, so now it’s time to see what else he can do.

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  • Elitist Prick

    I think Snyder is an immensely talented filmmaker, he just sometimes combines those talents with… unwise decisions. I think something left-of-field from his past filmography would do him (and us, the viewers) good.

  • Alex-mansy

    A Snyder midlife crisis? Funny thing is when it happens to him we get a mainstream war drama.