Director Zach Snyder, who basically came out of nowhere in 2004 to direct the terrific remake of Dawn of the Dead, is now making quite a name for himself lately in the comic book/graphic novel-to-big-screen adaptation world. Snyder is currently finished directing the much-anticipated (andreported) film version of Frank Miller's epic graphic novel about the battle of Thermopylae 300, and has also been signed to direct the big-screen adaptation of Alan Moore's classic graphic novel Watchmen.

As of this week, Snyder can now add yet another film like these to his growing resume. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder has been attached to direct the big-screen version of the cult comic book Cobalt 60 for Universal. Snyder is also set to produce the film with Debbie Snyder (any relation, I wonder?) but he won't be handling the writing chores as he did with 300. Instead, a search for a writer to adapt the story of masked hero Cobalt 60's thirst for revenge in a post-apocalyptic world full of mutants, on the evil Strontium 90 who murdered his parents, is currently underway.

It's a good thing Snyder picked up Cobalt 60 now that 300 has wrapped and his big-screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's novel Rainbow Six is probably not going to happen for awhile, or ever, because I want him to have a job after he finishes Watchmen. Plus, from what I've seen of 300 it looks to be a fantastic film, so Snyder is smart to stick to the kind of material he knows and can obviously make something great out of. No word yet on potential casting or a start date for Cobalt 60.
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