UPDATE: The full short film is now available to watch on Vero.
A cryptic description for the project, which was shot on an iPhone and released Tuesday, states: “Snow gently falls on the blood-stained streets of a seedy out-of-time New York City. Steam envelopes the nightmare unfolding within its narrow alleys. Iron is the will of the one who would dare to resist… fight… survive.”
Watch Snow Steam Iron at the link above.
EARLIER: Following Zack Snyder’s distressing departure from Justice League, the director released a teaser video for his next project, a stylized short film dubbed Snow Steam Iron.
“What can you do with your talented friends & family, no money and a weekend?” Snyder tweeted to his half-million followers last week. The answer is a new short coming to Vero, the social media platform he took to during production on Justice League.
The 27-second preview is a compilation of moody scenes of a mysterious woman with blotched eyeliner named Lin Woo, according to the board in her arrest photo, as she grapples with the NYPD. Details are scarce, but as snow trickles down over Woo when she raises her gun, you get a general sense of the style the filmmaker is going for.
Samantha Jo, Victoria Jacobsen, and Jen Sung feature in the cast. See the poster below.
Snyder stepped down from his post as director of Justice League in May following the death of his daughter, Autumn, in March.
“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it,” he said at the time. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization …I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”
Joss Whedon, who’s writing and directing the Batgirl movie for Warner Bros., took over duties on the film.
“Thanks for the outpouring of support,” Snyder tweeted later. “I can’t express how much it means to Debbie & I and Autumn’s mother, Denise, at such a difficult time.”