Say what you want about Zack Snyder, but he is a hot commodity these days. After his success with Dawn of the Dead and 300, Snyder tackled what has been considered by many to be an “unfilmable” graphic novel and, according to the reviews (such as our own Robert Fure’s here), he did about the best job anyone could have with the source material. Danny Boyle may be the man of the hour with Slumdog Millionaire coming off a darling night at the Oscars, but Snyder is the Tabasco on the scrambled eggs for those who love the “action film with style” sub-genre (did I just try to legitimately use the term sub-genre?). Those varied slow-motion to fast-motion shots may start getting old, but you have to give the guy credit for his knack for “coolness.” Hell, he made an action film that my fiancée didn’t hate. If nothing else, he gets points for that.
Next up for Snyder, according to the folks over at EW.com, is a film called Sucker Punch, which is based on an original script of his and is slated to begin production in the fall. It is described as a “1960s-based action fantasy” that follows the character of Baby Doll, a young woman locked up in an insane asylum who passes her crazy-time by fantasizing about escaping with the help of her imagination-enriched fellow detainees. Snyder, who must be looking to score some points with Judith Butler, is working to assemble an all-female cast, as he “already did the all-male cast with 300, so I’m doing the opposite end of the spectrum.” According to sources, Amanda Seyfried is in talks to play Baby Doll, while offers have been handed out to other young actresses like Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood, and Emma Stone to fill the other roles. Sounds like a good time, or at least an excuse to watch a film with some of the pretty up-and-coming actresses in Hollywood.
How does the cast of Sucker Punch make you feel?