From Zack Snyder, the director of Watchmen and 300, we have a new movie coming next March that looks like it could be awesome! Sucker Punch takes us on a fantastic journey inside the mind of a teenage girl locked in an asylum and about to be lobotomized. She must fight her way through an alternate reality constructed in her head in order to cope with her problems in the real world. The movie reminds me of Alice in Wonderland crossed with the Matrix / Inception / Kill Bill crossed with some Japanese Manga. Here is how Snyder himself describes it:
"Set in the 1950s, it tells the story of Baby Doll (Browning), who is trying to hide from the pain caused by her evil stepfather. She ends up in mental institution in Battleboro, Vermont, and while there she starts to imagine an alternate reality. She plans to escape from that imaginary world but to do that she needs to steal five objects before she is captured by an unknown adversary. She has 5 days to escape before being lobotomized. In order to cope with the situation, she enters the hyper-real world of her imagination, and the lines between reality and dream begin to blur. She is joined with friends who are inmates from the institution. Lessons learned in the fantasy world could help the girls escape their real-world fate."
The movie will be released in regular screen and IMAX on March 25, 2011.
Here is a longer trailer that shows even more of the incredible images from this movie. (Both of these trailers look awesome in fullscreen HD).