'Sucker Punch' Trailer & Tidbits

In Zack Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH, a otherwise orphaned young woman called Baby Doll (Emily Browning) is committed to a mental institution by her stepfather. Using an dream world (or is it?) to deal with her situation, she enlists her fellow female inmates to plan an escape—before she’s lobotimized.
This involves them all entering her alternate reality. On the first level, Baby Doll and her allies Sweet Pea ( Abbie Cornish), Rocket (Jena Malone), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), and Amber (Jamie Chung) as all call girls in a theatrical brothel, coached  by Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and visited by by the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
However, there’s also a timeless battlefield which the Wiseman (Scott Glenn) tells them is the key to their escape, provided they can bring back five items for which they will have to battle everything from WWI soliders, robots and dragons to obtain.
An unusual project, written by Zack Synder and Steve Shibuya (largely known for 2nd Unit and FX work), the film includes popular songs and dance numbers by the cast, along with wild and fantastical combat scenes. 
Speaking to Coming Soon, Synder commented that on this film, where he is not adapting someone else’s graphic novel-based work, there was something of a different feeling.

“…It was a little bit more freeing, I gotta say it was a little bit of a vacation from these massive iconology films that I’ve been working on, although in a weird way, we still ended up doing this… in my mind when I started talking about the project, it was going to be this kind of straight-forward thing and then as you work on it, it has really evolved into, I gotta say, a pretty complicated and complex structural and a sort of psychological study that we ended up doing.

It was kind of like “300,” and we basically used the same production methodology as “300,” because you had real enemies that were just dressed like WWI guys and then we had the girls fighting them, and we had sets for the trenches and sets for No Man’s Land and that was the approach.
 In that way, it was kind of comforting to start with that early on because it was like we all got in on the groove and we understood how to shoot it.
Zack Synder also revealed that he expects to begin filming SUPERMAN (THE MAN OF STEEL) this August.

SUCKER PUNCH opens this Friday, March 25th in theaters and IMAX from Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers.

First Look At The Women Of SUCKER PUNCH

suckerpunch1Whether you love him or hate him, one thing is for sure: Zach Snyder sure knows how to sell a movie. Take SUCKER PUNCH as an example, one of the many films the 300 director is currently working on. In this Friday’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, fans got to see the first photo of the film’s femme fatales – say THAT ten times fast – in a picture that features those old action movie tropes: women, guns, and leather.
For those unfamiliar with the plot of SUCKER PUNCH – and lets be honest, the first thing you thought of when seeing that picture was, “I wonder what the plot is…” – here is a quick rundown: Emily Browning (A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS) plays Baby Doll, a typical 1950’s girl who is atypically locked in a mental institution by her evil stepfather. She passes her days imagining an escape to an alternate world until one day she finds that a lobotomy looms in her near future. Now, it seems escape needs to be much more than a day dream.
The film also stars Jamie Chung (DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION), Vanessa Hudgens (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL), Carla Gugino (SIN CITY), Jon Hamm (MAD MEN), and Jena Malone (DONNIE DARKO). SUCKER PUNCH is set to be released March 25th, 2011. Discussions are currently underway over whether it will also be converted to a 3D format.