Zack Snyder Not Sure About 3-D for Sucker Punch
07.03.10 by Ryan
When Warner Brothers announced it wanted to convert Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch to 3-D, it seemed like a natural fit. The upcoming fantasy action movie — starring Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish and Jamie Chung as patients plotting an escape from a 1950s mental institution — has been described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" with a story set partly in a dream world. The only person who is not convinced that Sucker Punch should go 3-D is Snyder, who told MTV that he isn't sold on the 3-D conversion process.
We didn't shoot [Sucker Punch] in 3-D. They've talked about doing a conversion and there's been a lot of talk about us doing Sucker Punch in 3-D, but I'm still waiting to see. We've looked at a bunch of conversions, so whether or not we have the time to do it right — I'm not going to do it if we don't have the time to really be meticulous with it. It's such an awesome piece of work and everyone's worked so hard to make it awesome, so I don't want to screw it up with bad 3-D.
Snyder's wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder concurred with the anti-3D sentiment.
There are very few vendors out there that are doing [conversions]. There are all these movies that want to be converted and we just haven't felt like we've seen that proof yet. Visually, Zack's done an amazing job. It's such a spectacle in and of itself and it's so fantastical that it doesn't really need the 3-D.
This is Zack's first original screenplay, him and Kurt Johnstad who was his writing partner on 300. I think that's really exciting. Everything is so derivative right now in Hollywood, to actually have something that's original is refreshing.
Original and not in 3-D? Sounds like Hollywood's worst nightmare. Footage of the movie should premiere at this year's Comic-Con, according to Zack, and perhaps he will announce whether Sucker Punch will be able to avoid the 3-D craze after all.