Zack Snyder has revealed that he wants to adapt Frank Miller’s comic book The Dark Knight Returns into a feature film.
Snyder, who helmed a film version of Miller’s 300 and upcoming comic movie Watchmen, told iFMagazine that he has asked studio Warner Bros about creating a big screen adaptation of the story, which focuses on an ageing Bruce Wayne as he comes out of retirement to defend Gotham City for a final time.
“I said I’m interested in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns,” he commented. “That’s really my favourite comic book.”
The director admitted that his chances of making the movie are slim as it is likely to conflict with Warner Bros’s Christian Bale-led Batman series.
“The studio has this massive franchise and I don’t think they’ll let me make a Batman movie where he’s 50 years old and Ronald Reagan is President,” he said.