Director Zack Snyder (“300,” “Dawn of the Dead”) has set up the action fantasy “Sucker Punch” at Warner Bros. Pictures and his own Cruel and Unusual Films company says The Hollywood Reporter.
Set in the 1950’s, “Punch” follows a girl who is confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days.
While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man.
Music will play a key role in the fantasy world, one populated with dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels.
Snyder, who is eyeing the project as a directing vehicle, will produce with partner and wife Deborah Snyder. He will co-write the script with Steve Shibuya, adapting it from his own original short story.