Warner Bros. has tagged the director for a remake of Ray Bradbury’s “The Illustrated Man.” Snyder has asked for Alex Tse to write the script based on the collection of the famous author’s short stories, according to Variety.
Written and published by Bradbury in 1951, the story is a narration that centers on a man whose body is covered with living tattoos that predict the future for anyone who stares long enough at them. The downside is they also have the ability to drive one mad if not prepared to accept that future.
The story was first put to film in 1969 and starred Academy Award winner Rod Steiger as “The Illustrated Man.” The film, while not immediately recieved by the audience of the time, was critically praised and has since become a classic treasure. Steiger’s performance was mesmerizing.
The actor that Snyder picks to be “The Illustrated Man” will have some very big shoes to fill.