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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | March 5, 2009 |


Because there’s no other way to pitch this, all the trades are jumping on this angle: After featuring an all-male cast in 300, Zack Snyder is due to follow up Watchmen with Sucker Punch, a movie with an all female cast. How so very fucking ERA of you, Zack. Of course, 300 had 2,000 bare-chested men in it, while Sucker Punch looks to only have about six women in it. A girl just can’t catch a break, can she?

Anyway, the movie — set in the 1950s — will be about a girl confined to a mental institution by her step-father, who aims to have her lobotomized. She has five days to escape, and in those five days, she needs to collect five items to aid that escape. She does so by conjuring an alternate reality, a dreamworld which will allow her to find those items before a vile man steals away with her virginity.

Interesting premise, and who doesn’t love a good deflowering movie? Amanda Seyfried (“Big Love,” “Veronica Mars”) is in negotiations to play the lead, Babydoll. The other women, so far, lined up to join the cast include homewrecker Abbie Cornish; lover of old, gross men, Evan Rachel Wood; the teenage comedy It Girl, Emma Stone; and, of course, Vanessa Hudgens, because no dark, fantasy movie would be complete without a ripe cherry from Disney’s High School Musical tree.

Snyder, who co-wrote the script with Steve Shibuya, describes the fantasy world as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns.” The movie will also incorporate dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels. The other female character names, besides Babydoll, are Sweat Pea, Blondie, Rocket, and Amber, because the world needs more stripper names!

So, basically, Snyder is creating the ultimate fanboy masturbation fantasy. It needed to be done, I suppose; it’s been awhile since Sin City was released. Hot women, of course, are only that much more hotter when they’ve been Snyderized.

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Zack Snyder Follows Up Watchmen With a Sucker Punch

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