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Scott Glenn is in Sucker Punch

Posted by LiveFor on September 18, 2009

scott_glenn.jpg-4128Scott Glenn, a favourite actor of mine since his storming turn as astronaut Alan Shepherd in The Right Stuff, has signed on for Zack Snyder’s upcoming action drama, Sucker Punch!, which co-stars Jon Hamm, Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Oscar Isaac and Carla Gugino.

According to Variety, the film is set in the 1950s, and revolves around Baby Doll, a girl who creates an alternate reality to escape the every-day world after her stepfather commits her to a mental hospital with plans to have her lobotomized. Glenn will play a mentor and guide to Baby Doll and the other girls in the asylum.

No production date has been set.

Still very intrigued about this film. Can’t wait to see some actual concept art or footage from it.

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Jon Hamm gets Sucker Punched

Posted by LiveFor on August 19, 2009

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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm is set for Sucker Punch!, director Zack Snyder’s action fantasy for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

MovieWeb are reporting the news and Hamm joins Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish and Carla Gugino in the 1950s-set tale of a girl (Browning) confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. She and her friends enter an alternate reality where they begin planning an escape.

Although details for Hamm’s character are being kept under lock and key, the name is known: High Roller.

Snyder, who wrote the script, is producing with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder.

The film begins shooting in early fall.

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Carla Gugino joins Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch

Posted by LiveFor on August 4, 2009

carla-gugino-32Carla Gugino has been cast in Sucker Punch, the action fantasy Zack Snyder is directing for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures according to  THR. This is the film that Snyder described as Alice in Wonderland with Machine Guns

Gugino joins Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Abbie Cornish star in the 1950s-set tale of a girl (Browning) confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. She and her friends enter an alternate reality where they begin planning an escape.

Gugino is playing Mrs. Schultz, an adult figure in the institution.

Snyder, who wrote the script, is producing with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder.

The actors are currently in fight training, and the studio is readying a fall shoot in Vancouver.

Gugino was one of the stars of Snyder’s “Watchmen,” portraying the 1950s version of Silk Spectre. She next stars in indie sports drama “Our Lady of Victory.”

This is certainly an intriguing sounding film. Previous reports have mentioned Dragons, brothels, bomber planes and other bizarre things. Some art work from the film was recently released.

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Sucker Punch – Art from Zack Snyder’s next film

Posted by LiveFor on July 26, 2009

Check out the first piece of art from Zack Snyder’s original film, Sucker Punch.

The story follows a young girl institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an “alternative reality” as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility. Emily Browning stars as Baby Doll and is joined by Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Vanessa Hudgens.

Source: First Showing

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World War Z may be looking for a new director

Posted by LiveFor on July 25, 2009

First there were delays then there was the news that J Michael Straczynski’s script was being rewritten by script hot shot Matthew Michael Carnahan.

Now a rumour that came from the San Diego Comic Con that Paramount Pictures is currently looking for a new director.

Currently attached is Marc Forster who directed Quantum of Solace. To me Quantum was a huge disappointment after the excellent Casino Royale. The action scenes in Quantum just didn’t work. Therefore, the news that Forster may not be doing World War Z is actually pretty cool to me. I just really want to see Max Brooks excellent book on the big screen – The Battle of Yonkers, lobos, the astronauts on the space station watching the swarms of the undead, underwater zombies and more.

This is a rumour at the moment, but who would be a good director for this adaption? Zack Snyder, Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, Lloyd Kaufman? Who could it be?

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Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch to feature naked Vanessa Hudgens

Posted by LiveFor on July 13, 2009

Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) had a bit of a scandal a while back when pictures of her not very clothed leaked onto the web. Now it sounds as if she will be doing it for artistic reasons in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.

Hudgens, 20, reveals: ‘I’m playing a character named Blondie and it’s set in a brothel in the 1950s, so there’s not a whole lot of clothes.’
It’ll be gun training, stunts, fighting and all that craziness. I can’t wait. I’m so excited. I’ve wanted to do an action film for a while.’
‘I think this is my time to really step it up and get to grow up. It will be somewhat different with the content and a few more foul words but that’s the biggest difference.’

I wonder what Disney have to say about this?

Do you want to see Sucker Punch? Can Hudgens pull off an action film? Does this news, make it appeal more or less?

Source: Metro

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Watchmen – Deleted Scene – Hollis Mason’s Death

Posted by LiveFor on July 13, 2009

This is a better version of the deleted scene that will feature in the Watchmen Director’s Cut. It shows the death of Hollis Mason, Nite Owl I. You can get the Director’s Cut for Watchmen on DVD and Blu-ray on July 21st.

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Watchmen – The Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009

If you go and buy the Watchmen: Director’s Cut on Blu-ray Disc that is all well and good. It was a film I really enjoyed and it will be great to see the extra scenes edited into the film. Below is the scene of Hollis Mason’s death.

However, HDR spotted a flier in the pack that gives $10 off the upcoming Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Watchmen.

It is due out in December and will span a 5 discs. The director’s cut set is three discs, one of which is dedicated to the standard definition digital copy.

The Ultimate version will have a new commentary track from director Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons, 2+ hours of bonus content including Hollis Mason’s Tell All “Under the Hood,” and the complete Watchmen Motion Comics. If you play it with the sound off you have Alan Moore’s commentary track!

Tales of the Black Freighter will be “woven into” the director’s cut of watchmen for an all-new creative cut of the film. It also features the complete Watchmen motion comic.
What cut of the film will you be picking up?

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300 sequel may have the return of Gerard Butler?

Posted by LiveFor on July 3, 2009

“Frank Miller’s working on something,” revealed producer Mark Canton when MTV spoke to him, telling them that he’s onboard to return for Snyder’s 300 sequel. “That, Zack has said.”

“Things are always looking good with ‘300,’ it’s a blessing and a gift. Zack’s a genius, and no matter where you go it’s the one movie that people around the world seem to somewhat identify with the most,” explained Canton “We’re thrilled for [a sequel]; it’ll be a blast. There’s a new Blu-Ray coming out all over again shortly, so that’s great. It’s like the gift that never stops giving.”

“[The key to the sequel] is about getting it right, you know,” the producer said of their dilemma after having killed off virtually the entire cast in the first film. “Frank is a perfectionist, and so is Zack. And I think they set the bar pretty high.”

Canton had the surprising news that even Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas could be brought back from the dead. “Never assume anything; never assume anything,” he repeated when I asked if the original cast were gone for good. “It’ll be what it’ll be. But if we really do it, in this case, we have a visionary creator and a visionary filmmaker.”

I loved 300. Thought it was great, but I really don’t see any need for a sequel. Especially if they bring characters back whose whole point was to die a warriors death. However, if it was a prequel then of course it would make sense for the characters to return or maybe it will be another tale told to the warriors waiting to go into battle.

I am also a bit fed up with this visionary creator tag continuously being slapped on Zack Snyder. He has not yet created anything visionary. Dawn of the Dead was a remake, 300 and Watchmen were pretty much the comic book on screen – all creations of other visionaries – George Romero, Frank Miller, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Is Snyder a visionary? How do you think Butler could return as Leonidas? Should he return?

The “Complete Experience” Blu-Ray disc is out on 21st July.

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Watchmen Director’s Cut to have limited theatrical release

Posted by LiveFor on June 25, 2009

Collider spoke with Zack Snyder and got confirmation that the extended Director’s Cut of Watchmen will be officially hitting theaters on 17th July. That is the weekend before Comic-Con.
Mr Beaks over at AICN has seen some of the extra footage and had this to say “I can verify that you will get to see the brutal murder of Hollis Mason by a bunch of top-knotted thugs. As with most of the violent scenes in WATCHMEN, Snyder has taken a dozen or so panels from the graphic novel and transformed them into breathtaking cinema. He’s also turned the sequence into a half-clever, half-heartbreaking homage to Raging Bull, with Hollis flashing back to his crime-fighting heyday as the “Intermezzo” from CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA briefly dominates the soundtrack. The music – and his punch-drunk reverie – ends abruptly when the gang’s ringleader busts open Hollis’s skull with his Nite Owl trophy. This is a brilliantly shot-and-edited sequence.”
Snyder said that it will only show for one weekend in one theater in only Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, and New York City. Get your tickets as soon as you can. I can’ wait to see the director’s cut and it is meant to have an extra 25 minutes worth of footage. There will also be a new poster for the release. Will you be going to see the new cut?

The 188-minute Director’s Cut of Watchmen will hit Blu-ray and DVD on 21st July.

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