Zack Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. After making his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead, he gained wide recognition with the 2007 box office hit 300, adapted from writer-artist Frank Miller’s Dark Horse Comics miniseries of the same name, and later went on to co-write and direct the 2009 superhero film Watchmen.
Snyder went on to shoot, as a director and cinematographer, television commercials for such clients as the automobile companies Audi, BMW, Subaru and Nissan, among others. Other commercial work has been for clients including Nike, Reebok, and Gatorade.
Snyder made his feature film debut with the remake Dawn of the Dead (2004), and scored a box office hit with 300 (2007), adapted from writer-artist Frank Miller’s Dark Horse Comics miniseries of the same name. His Warner Bros. film Watchmen was released on March 6, 2009; the film made $25,153,000 on its first day. His follow-up project titled Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is now finished and will be released in 24 September, 2010. It is due for release in 2010. In the fall of 2010, Zack Snyder is scheduled to start work on a film called Sucker Punch,which is scheduled for release in 2011. The movie is based on an original script, written by Snyder and Steve Shibuya, about an insane young woman in a mental hospital who fantasizes of escape with her fellow inmates.