Director Zack "Watchmen" Snyder continues filming his R-rated action movie "Sucker Punch" in Vancouver. Production started September 10, shooting through to January 22, 2010.
Snyder calls his new film "...Alice in Wonderland with machine guns", co-writing the screenplay with Steve Shibuya.
Set in the 1950’s, "Sucker Punch" follows a girl confined to a mental institution by her 'evil' stepfather, who plans to have her lobotomized. As a coping strategy, the girl retreats into an alternative, imaginative reality, complete with "...dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels...", according to Snyder.
Snyder is also producing the film with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder. Line producer is Jim Rowe, DP is Larry Fong and production manager is Brendan Ferguson.
Cast includes Emily Browning as 'Baby Doll', Carla Gugino as 'Mrs. Schulz', Abbie Cornish as 'Sweetpea', Vanessa Hudgens as 'Blondie' and Jamie Chung as 'Amber'.
"Sucker Punch" is due for release March 25, 2011.