Trailer: ‘Sucker Punch’ from the Director of ‘Watchmen’
The trailer for Sucker Punch, the latest film from Zack Snyder (300, Dawn of the Dead, Watchmen) is now online. The film which features an ensemble cast that includes Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung and Jena Malone, follows a young girl in the 1950s about to be lobotomized as she attempts to escape an asylum with her inmate friends.
Development began in March 2007. The script, which was penned by Snyder and Shibuya, was finalized in five years and was actually planned to be made first before Watchmen.
Sucker Punch is scheduled to be released in both conventional and IMAX theatres on March 25, 2011.
Snyder has described the film as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”, including dragons, B-25 bombers and brothels. Snyder’s wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder concludes, “in the end, it’s about this girl’s survival and what she needs to do to be able to cope.”]
“Set in the 1950s, it tells the story of Baby Doll (Browning), who is trying to hide from the pain caused by her evil stepfather and lobotomy. She ends up in mental institution in Brattleboro, Vermont, and while there she starts to imagine an alternate reality. She plans to escape from that imaginary world but to do that she needs to steal five objects before she is captured by an unknown adversary. She has 5 days to escape before being lobotomized. In order to cope with the situation, she enters the hyper-real world of her imagination, and the lines between reality and dream begin to blur. She is joined with friends who are inmates from the institution. Lessons learned in the said fantasy world could help the girls escape their real-world fate.”