After stepping down from Justice League after a family tragedy, Zack Snyder has had some time on his hands. What he did with that time, we’re about to find out, as his new short film, which he made entirely with his friends and family, is coming out very soon. He’s keeping the plot of Snow Steam Iron a mystery, but from the new teaser we can tell it involves a girl, a gun, and at least one murder. Sounds great already.

Take a look:

This is a Snyder joint for sure, with the weird sharpened color palette and the highly stylized slow-mo action that gives this director his signature look. Even if you’re not Snyder’s biggest fan, this still looks intriguing, and it’s a far cry from his bloated, doom-and-gloom superhero pictures of the past. Maybe he’s better suited to shorts. Maybe he’ll join Neill Blomkamp in becoming the next short concept filmmaker.

According to Snyder’s last tweet about the project, this short was made with just his “talented friends & family, no money and a weekend,” and, honestly, if Snyder can make something as small-budget (or no-budget) as this look as good, visually, as it does, that’s an accomplishment in and of itself.

The film will be available soon on social media app Vero.

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