Finally we can make sense of what’s going on in Zach Snyder‘s upcoming female-powered, war, extravaganza Sucker Punch! Despite the powerful images that blew us away at Comic-Con, the fact still remained, no one knew what was going on. And even after asking Zach Snyder in a press conference for the film, he wasn’t ready to answer. Finally we have a few more hints though no definitive answers as to what exactly is going on in the story. Warner Brothers has just released an “official” synopsis and some more info on the film…
“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences.
We kind of figured that out from the trailer and the first look. In way it’s less descriptive than the first synopsis we got our hands on…
Set in the 1950s, Sucker Punch follows Babydoll (Emily Browning) who is confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man.
That being said, at least we know now when we’re watching the trailer that there are two worlds as we had originally guessed. They also released some more behind the scenes details about the making of the film…
Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300), Sucker Punch features an ensemble cast of young stars, including Emily Browning (The Uninvited), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Jena Malone (Into the Wild), Vanessa Hudgens (the High School Musical films) and Jamie Chung (Sorority Row). The film’s main cast also includes Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood) and Carla Gugino (Watchmen), with Jon Hamm (upcoming The Town, TV’s “Mad Men”) and Scott Glenn (The Bourne Ultimatum).
Zack Snyder is directing Sucker Punch from a screenplay he wrote with Steve Shibuya, based on Snyder’s story. Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Thomas Tull, Wesley Coller, Jon Jashni, Chris deFaria, Jim Rowe and William Fay serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Academy Award®-winning production designer Rick Carter (Avatar) and Watchmen and 300 veterans director of photography Larry Fong, editor William Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. The music is by Tyler Bates and Marius DeVries.
Sucker Punch hits theaters on March 25, 2011.
Are you excited to see the film?