Zack Snyder to direct Harper Lee adaptation

tumblr_inline_nj88qfHBzl1so4f39It is 1985 in a world subtly different to our own.

Jean Louise Finch (Jennifer Lawrence) returns home from New York to Maycomb, Alabama to visit her family, especially her beloved ailing father, the lawyer and retired state legislator, Atticus Finch (Tommy Lee Jones).

Unknown to them, she is the costumed crimefighter known as Scout, sent by Black Beetle (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to investigate the role played in the death of Edward Black (Michael Jai White) by a secretive organisation calling itself the Citizen’s Council – not suspecting that she will uncover family secrets and a past she did not know.

She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society – and as she comes to realise that former grand wizard Atticus Finch is Rorschach.

Zack Snyder’s Go Set a Watchmen will be in cinemas in 2017.

Alan Moore does not approve.