Friday, March 05, 2010

Snyder Takes A Shot @ 3D "Sucker Punch"

Warner Bros. will convert director Zach Snyder's Vancouver-lensed action feature "Sucker Punch" into 3D, targeting a March 25, 2011 wide release.

The studio is also in the process of converting Vancouver-lensed "Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge OF Kitty Galore" into 3D, through Stereo Pictures of South Korea, for a summer release July 2010.

R-rated "Sucker Punch", from the director of "Watchmen", started shooting September 10 2009, wrapping January 22, 2010.

Snyder co-wrote the screenplay with Steve Sibuya, referring to the film as "...Alice in Wonderland with machine guns". Premise follows a girl confined to a mental institution by her 'evil' stepfather. As a coping strategy, she retreats into an alternative, imaginative reality with"dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels", according to Snyder, who also co-produced the film with his wife Debra.

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'.

Canadian director Brad Peyton's, sci-fi fantasy, "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore" is a sequel to the 2008 feature "Cats & Dogs".

The Warners/Village Roadshow production, filmed throughout Vancouver, September to December 2008, including sequences shot @ the PNE amusement park. Starring Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. Andrew Lazar produced "Kitty Galore" for Mad Chance with Polly Cohen.

Screenplay is by Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich, following the last great battle between cats and dogs for control of the Earth.