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Look out, World, Zach Snyder, the man behind the movie 300 and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a passion project and it involves, you guessed it, America’s first president.  You can’t blame him, of course, there hasn’t really been an epic movie chronicling George Washington.  That’s not to say there haven’t been other adaptations of president’s lives.  2012’s Lincoln grabbed some Oscars, and 2015’s Hamilton is a Broadway success sure to go home with some Tonys.  But The Father of His Country?  He hasn’t had a real moment in the spotlight.  Apparently Synder wants to give that to him.  But in the style of 300.  Oh boy…

George Washington was a golden hero even before he became president.  He didn’t even want the presidency, it was thrust upon him.  Instead, he preferred to live a quiet life away from the spotlight and fame that followed him.  He was an outstanding soldier and general who inspired those who followed him, and he was the man who helped make America what it is today.  Washington is the gold standard that all other American presidents are weighed against.  So it definitely makes sense that there should be a movie about him.  Maybe even a heavily stylized one.  But would that really portray a man so very against style and showiness?  Or just be eye candy with one heck of a leading man?

In a Bloomberg profile on Snyder, he opens up on his passion project:

“He’s also thinking about making films that aren’t comic book adaptations.  Sort of.  One of these days, he’d like to make one about George Washington in the style of 300.  He has a picture in his office of the Revolutionary War hero crossing the icy Delaware on his way to decimate the British in the Battle of Trenton.  ‘We were talking about it,’ 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.'”

So, admittedly, the possibility of a 300-style George Washington epic is way away in the future.  But still.  One cannot help wondering if it would be a good thing or a bad thing.

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Source: Slash Film

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