Zack Snyder Punches Back at Converting SUCKER PUNCH into 3D

     July 2, 2010

Director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) is less than impressed with 3D post-conversions.  Speaking to MTV, Snyder said that he’s been talking with Warner Bros. about converting his upcoming film Sucker Punch into 3D.  His attitude towards post-converts is hesitant:

“We’ve looked at a bunch of conversions, so whether or not we have the time to do it right — I’m not going to do it if we don’t have the time to really be meticulous with it.  It’s such an awesome piece of work and everyone’s worked so hard to make it awesome, so I don’t want to screw it up with bad 3D.”

Hit the jump for what producer/wife Debbie Snyder had to say about the post-conversion process.  Also, click here for Steve’s interview with Mr. and Mrs. Snyder on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards.

Here’s what Debbie Snyder had to say about 3D post-converts:

“There are very few vendors out there that are doing [conversions].  There are all these movies that want to be converted and we just haven’t felt like we’ve seen that proof yet. Visually, Zack’s done an amazing job. It’s such a spectacle in and of itself and it’s so fantastical that it doesn’t really need the 3-D.”

After seeing 3D post-converts Clash of the Titans and The Last Airbender, it’s hard to blame them.  I’m encouraged that they’re not jumping on the 3D bandwagon just because it’s coming by.  Snyder’s upcoming animated film Legends of the Guardians is in 3D, but that was always the intent.

For those just tuning in, Sucker Punch is an action/fantasy hybrid set in a 1960’s mental institution, and within the recesses of the primary character’s mind. The film features a primarily female cast starring Emily Browning (The Uninvited), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Jamie Chung (Sorority Row), Jena Malone (The Ruins), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), and Carla Gugino, as well as Jon Hamm.  I really dig the premise and the cast and I’m glad that we’ll be getting our first look at it at Comic-Con.

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