Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, which stars Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, Carla Gugino, and Jon Hamm. The Led Zeppelin music from the footage shown at Comic-Con earlier this year is back, and the clip features a ton of story details that gives everything gravity. Hit the jump to check out the brand new trailer, and more details on Sucker Punch.
Snyder is a polarizing director, but one thing is certain: the man knows how to create visually stunning film. Considering he got his start in music videos, that is no surprise as visuals are usually the only method of story telling in that format. Snyder has a nice catalogue of films already, including 300, Watchmen, and his latest, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Everything up to this point has been an adaptation or remake, but Sucker Punch is wholly original, and it looks like a kick in the teeth.
Hot chicks, badass visuals, mechs with bunnies on the front, and giant samurais; if the story that the film hints at is halfway decent, I cannot wait. I know that the film won’t appeal to everyone, but I think those that like what they see are in for a treat.
Click to Apple for HD. You can look for Sucker Punch to hit theaters on March 25, 2011.
If you haven’t seen the previous trailer, it’s incredibly well cut (a staple of Snyder’s films, beginning with the outstanding 300 trailers) and fun to watch. Additionally, Steve recently posted his set visit preview. Oh, and in case you missed it, Snyder is the director for the brand new Superman film. Warner Brothers also released the official synopsis of the film earlier this week, which is below.
Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.
She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.