Dark Animated Short Reveals Origin of Zombie Cyborgs in Sucker Punch
03.16.11 by BJSprecher
Director Zack Snyder's (300, Watchmen) new movie, Sucker Punch, opens in just over a week's time and to help promote the movie and shed some light on some of the mysterious villains glimpsed in the trailers a new animated short has been released via Apple. Titled "The Trenches," the animated short is a collaboration between Snyder and animator Ben Hibon that offers a dark, harrowing look at the creation of the zombie cyborgs that are seen menacing Babydoll (Emily Browning) and her four femme-force cohorts—Rocket (Jena Malone), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), Amber (Jamie Chung) and Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—as they dive into a fantasy realm to try to find the means to escape the real-world hell they've found themselves in.
Here is the synopsis of "The Trenches" from Apple:
In Sucker Punch, the girls face off against an army of mechanized WWI soldiers. Through the use of clockwork and steam technology, human soldiers who die in battle are reanimated and sent back to the front lines. Although seemingly indistinguishable and soulless, the zombie army is not just made of gears and steam, but also of human flesh, bone, and memory. In "The Trenches" there is a tragic tale behind each lifeless mask.
Sucker Punch was written by Snyder and Steve Shibuya. Oscar Isaac, Carla Gugino and Jon Hamm also star.