Zack Snyder is trying to change the world one movie at a time. With films like "300," "Watchmen," "Sucker Punch" and the new "Superman," the super hero world has officially been altered. "Sucker Punch" had a successful opening weekend, landing at #2 at the box office, pretty impressive if you ask us. We sat down with Zack Snyder as well as his wife Deborah, who produced this film.
Zack talks about the fun of making "Sucker Punch" as well as his next film, "Superman." If you're a movie lover like we are here at Global Grind, you're going to love this one.
GG: Zack, this is your first original work, can you tell us how you came up with this concept and what was your inspiration?ZS: I’d written a script a long time ago before I’d made any movies and in it, there was a sequence where this girl is forced to dance by these bad guys and she doesn’t want to do it, but they’re going to kill her if she doesn’t do it and so she has this fantasy that she’s somewhere else while it's happening. Like on an adventure in her mind. So I re-read it about 10 years ago and it was a bunch of crap, but this one bit is interesting where the girl goes on this [adventure].
My buddy Steve who went to art center with me, we met for coffee and started talking about it and next thing I knew we had sort of come up with an idea for a story but we didn’t write it down right away, we talked about it, but never wrote it down. Then right when we finished shooting “Watchmen” we started writing it. And we wrote it pretty quickly because we’d talked about it so much. And then here we are.