Zack Snyder Says "No 3-D" for Sucker Punch
08.28.10 by Ryan
In March, Warner Bros. announced that
Zack Snyder's upcoming action movie Sucker Punch would be converted to 3-D before it opened in 2011. Considering the movie is described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" and often takes place in a dream world where battles ensue against a fire-breathing dragon, 3-D seemed an appropriate format. The one sticking point is Snyder, however, who admitted in July that he wasn't sure about the conversion. Snyder's other upcoming movie, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole will be in 3-D, but Snyder told Encore that he's decided against 3-D for Sucker Punch.
It’s a definitive no. Maybe it’s Guardians‘ fault a little bit, because I’ve seen what really awesome 3D looks like. We talked about it at first, but I’ve been kind of broken by Guardians to the point that I said "Guys, there’s no way that we can do something that’s remotely close to Guardians, let’s not every try."
Snyder admits that "there’s a gap in the marketplace for high-end, perfectly done 3-D" and says that Australian animation and VFX company Animal Logic did convert a sequence from Sucker Punch that included a sequence where Emily Browning "has to fight a dragon and steal its fire," but it seems it wasn't enough to convince Snyder to do a full conversion. Snyder is clearly impressed with the 3-D work done in Guardians.
Not to compare myself to anything else, but I feel like we’ve created a really amazing 3D experience. Everyone has kind of said that 3D is the next thing, but no one has delivered that experience except for Avatar. This might be a breath of fresh air.