Zack Snyder Directing Sucker Punch Next for 2011
So what does the visionary director who makes something incredible out of what was unfilmmable go on to do next? How about a movie described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" called Sucker Punch? We've heard about this before - Zack Snyder announced it way back in 2007 during all the 300 hype. It's set in the 1950's and follows a girl who while in a mental institution imagines an alternative reality to hide from the pain, and in that world, begins planning her escape. It's a bit more complicated, obviously, and was co-written by Snyder himself and Steve Shibuya, and will definitely be Snyder's next project.
These updated details come from Collider, who just finished interviewing him today, as I'm set to talk with him in a few minutes. Snyder confirmed that Sucker Punch is definitely his next project (in addition to the animated Guardians of Ga'Hoole) and that he's going to start shooting in the fall for a release in March of 2011 (the exact same schedule he's been on since 300). Sucker Punch will feature an all girl cast and is going to be an R rated action extravaganza of sorts. If you're not yet excited for this, now's the time to change that! We'll let you know when we hear more, but for now, re-read what was announced last year.