Zack Snyder Eyeing Sucker Punch

Adding yet another project to his roster

Zack Snyder Eyeing Sucker Punch

by Willow Green |
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It's a busy time for Zack Snyder. The director is gearing up for the release of 300, the story of men so hard they fought entire armies while dressed as theme strippers, and he's set to direct Watchmen, a comic book widely acknowledged as unfilmable. So what he needs right now is something else to distract him. And he's found it!

Snyder is entertaining the possibility of directing Sucker Punch, a 1950s set story of a girl locked in a mental institution by an evil stepfather who plans to have her lobotomised in five days. Suggesting that said lobotomy might not be a terrible idea, she retreats into a fantasy world where she can hide and plans an escape which requires her finding five objects.

Snyder describes the world as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" and says he was partly inspired by Moulin Rouge for its mix of period and timelessness. The story is based on a short story written by Snyder and will be the first project created by his production company, Cruel and Unusual Films.

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