THIS IS AMERICA: Zack Snyder Wants To Make '300'-esque Washington Biopic

March 2, 2016


Zack Snyder has decided on the latest bit of history he'd like to look back on with fitful slow-motion. The Batman v Superman director is reportedly already thinking about what sort of distinctive-looking tone-deaf films he'd like to make after Justice League, and according to Bloomberg (via), "he'd like to make one about George Washington in the style of 300."

The inspiration for this proposed film? Emanuel Leutze's famous Washington Crossing the Delaware, which apparently hangs in Snyder's office (note: that's sort of weird, right?). As Snyder accurately notes, the painting's iconic but unnaturally constructed look is already not too far off from his own oeuvre:

"We were talking about [the Washington film]," Snyder says. "The first thing we asked was, well, how are we going to make it look? I pointed at this painting. It looks like 300. It's not that hard."

What's hard is figuring out the scene where Washington kicks George III into a pit.

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