July 24, 2010 |
Zack Snyder, perhaps best known as the director of the musclebound movie "300," is getting in touch with his feminine side with "Sucker Punch." The movie, due out in March, is based on an original script that Snyder co-wrote with Steve Shibuya. The concept, which had been germinating for eight years, involves five girls who use their imaginations to escape an insane asylum, Snyder told the audience Saturday afternoon at Comic-Con. As with "300," the movie features hyper-stylized fighting sequences in which the female characters -- Baby Doll, Amber, Sweetpea, Rocket and Blondie -- slash, hack and kick their way past horrific monsters and lecherous men. Snyder drenches the movie in a sepia tone similar to "300," but adds a splash of the burlesque, a dose of steampunk and a whiff of Nazi Germany to the movie's fantastical settings.
January 14, 2007 |
IN telling the tale of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae -- an epic confrontation in 480 B.C. in which King Leonidas leads an army of just 300 Spartans against the massive Persian hordes of self-proclaimed god-king Xerxes -- director Zack Snyder went big, operatic big. Rather than taking on the pitch of a dusty tutorial, "300" is a fevered hissy-fit of a movie that operates somewhere between outrageous and demented. Snyder, who co-wrote the screenplay with Kurt Johnstad and Michael B.
June 26, 2011 |
Sucker Punch Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $29.98/$35.99 "Watchmen" and "300" director Zack Snyder finally works on an original story with "Sucker Punch," a truly bizarre action fantasy starring Emily Browning as an institutionalized woman who retreats into an alternate reality in which she is both a stripper and a warrior woman. The plot primarily provides an excuse to show scene after scene of scantily clad ladies fighting bad guys in slow motion, set against surreal CGI landscapes.
September 22, 2010 |
Halfway through the production of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," director Zack Snyder began feeling pressure to lighten the tone of his 3-D animated feature. Executives at Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, the movie's backers, were worried that the story was too dark for younger audiences, a primary target. They wanted Snyder, known for the R-rated action movies "300" and " Watchmen," to add humor and "charm" to "Guardian's" tale about the battle between good and evil in a fantasy owl kingdom.
June 17, 2003 |
The zombies are walking again. Production has begun in Canada on "Dawn of the Dead," which Universal Pictures bills as a "re-envisioning" of George A. Romero's 1978 horror classic. Making his feature-film directing debut on the project is Zack Snyder. The cast features Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber and Mekhi Phifer.
June 17, 2013 |
When it was first announced in early 2010, the idea of a new Superman movie prompted a mix of eye-rolling and excitement. On the one hand, didn't we just do this in 2006? On the other, Christopher Nolan. It's fitting, then, that the movie it became, the Zack Snyder-directed “Man of Steel,” received the reaction it did this weekend: a somewhat tepid response from critics but widespread popularity among audiences, who came out to see it in massive numbers. So what does it mean that one of the most beloved characters in the history of moviedom received this particular reception?
December 16, 2008 |
A federal judge said Monday that he was unable to decide whether 20th Century Fox controls rights to the movie that Warner Bros. has produced and plans to release March 9, leaving open the possibility that the dispute between the studios could be tried on Jan. 20. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess told lawyers for Fox and Warners that a series of 1990s contracts between Fox and "Watchmen" producer Larry Gordon are so open to interpretation that...
June 11, 2013 |
Well, the Ministry isn't the only one with a Krypton-sized crush on "Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill. Apparently, Cavill's costar Amy Adams is dealing with a little fan of her own. Sitting down for an interview on "Chelsea Lately" last week, Adams, who plays reporter/love interest to Cavill's Superman, said her 3-year-old daughter Aviana had quite a hankering for the leading man too. "It started when she met him, she liked the look of the...
March 28, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. Amy Adams will play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's "Superman" movie. ( Los Angeles Times ) In other Zack Snyder news: Fanboys flocked to "Sucker Punch" this weekend. Everyone else stayed far, far away. ( Los Angeles Times ) Hip-hop radio host DJ Megatron was shot dead near his home Sunday morning, according to police. ( Huffington Post ) Simon Cowell's "X Factor" auditions swing through L.A. -- finally, a creative outlet for Angelenos!