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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Sucker Punch - Mamma Mia! The cast for Zack Snyder's next film has been announced

With Watchmen bowing Friday, director Zack Snyder is already busy prepping his next endeavor, the 1960s-based action fantasy Sucker Punch, based on his own script. Snyder is still putting together his all-female cast, but sources say Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) is in negotiations to play the lead role of Baby Doll, a young woman who has been committed to an insane asylum and fantasizes about escaping with the help of her fellow inmates, who take on fantastical roles in her mind. Offers are out to a slew of young actresses to fill out those roles, including Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Abbie Cornish (Stop-Loss), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), and Emma Stone (Emma Stone). The $100 million budgeted film for Warner Bros. is scheduled to begin production in the Fall. Says Snyder, who is also producing the film with his wife Deborah Snyder, "I already did the all-male cast with 300, so I'm doing the opposite end of the spectrum." - Entertainment Weekly

Snyder has called the film “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”, blending such elements as dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels in an R-Rated $100 million budgeted 1950’s-period action movie. It tells the story of a girl named Baby Doll (Seyfried) who is confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While imprisoned, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain. In this fantasy world, where she needs to steal five objects to help her out before she is deflowered by a vile man. Hudgens (”Blondie”), Cornish (”Sweet Pea”), Wood (”Rocket”), and Stone would play Seyfried’s fellow inmates who also travel into the alternate reality.

All sounds kind of cool Return to Oz, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors kind of way or that Dreamscape film starring Dennis Quaid (I'd forgotten about that film until just now. I think it had a snake guy invading the President's dreams or something). Can't wait to see some concept art for Snyder's vision of this. I predict slow motion kick ass fights.

What are your thoughts on this film? Could it work or will it be a great big honking mess? Does it remind you of any other films?

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