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Zack Snyder directs Illustrated Man

ZackSnyder.jpgWarner Brothers has announced that Zack Snyder will be directing The Illustrated Man, the remake of the 1969 film and of the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name starring the excellent Rod Steiger.

There's no word yet on who will be leading the film, bets on Gerard Butler anyone? However Alex Tse, who wrote the recent screenplay for Watchmen which Zack Snyder is also directing, will write the screenplay for this new version of The Illustrated Man.

I think it's fair to say that this version will be looking more to the book as the source material rather than the original film.

Variety also tell us that Snyder and his wife are part of the production team along with Frank Darabont, so there's a strong line up behind it.

The original novel is a collection of short stories that is narrated by a man who has tattoos on his body that change and predict the future.

Sounds like a superb project for both Alex Tse and Snyder to bring to the big screen, and I could see this being another big project for him, although if it is as big as the Watchmen then I'll be somewhat surprised.



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