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Zack Snyder Wants To Turn Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Into A Film

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Zack Snyder Wants To Turn Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Into A Film

Justice League director Zack Snyder has opened up about his hopes and dreams for the film adaptations he'd like to work on in the future - specifically Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

The filmmaker sat down for a chat with UNILAD alongside US producer Deborah Snyder (and yep, you guessed it - they're also married).

And it seems Frank Miller's darker-than-dark interpretation of the Batman comics are at the top of his wishlist, as he wants to do 'a real, super faithful adaptation' for the big screen.

Deborah and Zack Snyder. Credit: PA
Deborah and Zack Snyder. Credit: PA

When Zack was asked whether there was anything he'd want to work on, he said: "You know, there's been a couple that we've talked about.

"But you know, I feel pretty... I mean, Frank Miller's Elektra Lives Again is a cool book that I think is amazing.

"I've always wanted to do a real, super faithful adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns. Other than that, I'm kind of happy where we are with our cinematic [output].

"I mean, if I was gonna do a movie, we have hours of the mythology that we created that we haven't finished, so who knows? Like you say though, we're pretty excited about the way things are going."


The pair were promoting the upcoming release of Zack Snyder's Justice League - a director's cut of the 2017 DC Comics movie - which is due to be released on 18 March.

They also explained that the new cut of the movie will be a 'pretty big banquet' and 'not a small snack'. Well, that's good news for fans, who've been keen to see Zack's vision for some time now.

Speaking about whether fans will leave with a sense of closure, Zack said: "I would hope that they feel invigorated and excited about this respectful, reverent, very carefully made film about these characters they love.


"That's my hope; that they come out with the excitement and exhilaration at having seen the film."

Asked about the highlights of their DC journey, Deborah said: "Well, I think for me, it's been cultivating this very personal relationships with the fans. Hearing so many stories of what these movies meant to them, what these characters meant to them."

She also addressed how fans had discussed the DC movies in relation to mental health, adding: "We've gotten a lot of videos and letters from fans saying they were in a dark place and [Superman movie] Man of Steel helped them, and the impact that the movies really have on them.

"To me, no matter whether people liked them or not them, if it touches someone, that's an amazing thing.


"To be able to have that dialogue with them also was just a really fulfilling experience for me, and I think for Zack too."

Zack added: "Frankly, what they've been able to accomplish with us in regard to mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

"I always say... the truth is, the movie is cool, it's fun and it's cool to watch a movie, but that's a real thing these guys are doing.

"Literally, people's lives are being changed and saved. So, that alone would be worth it. That relationship is really important to us."


Zack Snyder's Justice League is released via Sky Cinema and NOW TV on 18 March.

Featured Image Credit: DC Comics

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd
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