Snyder's fantasy labotomy tale
Zack Snyder is looking for some lighter material between finishing 300 (Filmstalker review) and attempting the biggest comic adaptation there is, Watchmen. He's looking to adapt a short story he's written called Sucker Punch.
The story, according to Empire, will be the first produced through his new company Cruel and Unusual Films and will tell the story of a girl locked in a mental institution in the 1950's. She's been put there by her very own Dad who has scheduled her for a labotomy - isn't he a nice father - in just five days. In the meantime she creates a fantasy world for herself and retreats into it, tasking herself with finding five items which will help her escape. Whether that escape is real or imaginary we're not quite sure.
Sounds an interesting tale, and the funny and slightly off track Snyder describes it as "Alice in Wonderland with guns", nice thought.
Okay so the next most interesting film to come from Snyder is without a doubt , this is a mammoth comic book that carries a huge fan following, and if you haven't read it you should, even if you don't read comic books.
Yet apart from seeing him crack the film that hasn't been cracked by anyone else who attempted it, I'd love to see him do something a little different, and this projects matches that phrase perfectly.