In next week’s Film & Music, Zack Snyder – one of the most successful and sometimes most polarising directors of the modern age – will be answering questions from friends, peers and Guardian readers.
That’s where you come in. What would you ask the man who directed Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and Sucker Punch as well as DC whoppers such as Watchmen, 300, Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (he also produced Suicide Squad, Aquaman and Wonder Woman)?
Snyder was also the man who quit 2017’s Justice League after the death of his daughter, saw Joss Whedon take it over and deliver a flop that Snyder was advised by his wife and co-producer Christopher Nolan never to see, before a fan lobbying campaign prompted Warner to finish and release the so-called Snyder cut, a four-hour corker that became the unlikely hit of lockdown.
This month, Snyder’s belated followup to his debut, Dawn of the Dead (2004), premieres on Netflix. Zombie thriller Army of the Dead stars Dave Bautista as the leader of a gang who aim to clean out a Las Vegas casino vault before the city is nuked on account of the zombie pandemic. An anime TV spin-off is already in the works as is a big-screen prequel.
Other future projects may – or may not – include a 300-style actioner about George Washington and an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.
On top of all that Synder has directed music videos for ZZ Top, Rod Stewart, My Chemical Romance and, er, Morrissey. He is also a substantial fundraiser for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Earlier this year, he worked with Save the Children to build a huge temporary hospital in Delhi to help fight Covid.
We need your questions by the end of the weekend – so get thinking, rewatching and typing! Comments close 11pm BST Sunday 16 May. Army of the Dead is on Netflix from 21 May.