There had been speculation that one of the latest films to be getting the 3-D treatment would be Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch,” but when the director (who’s picture is on the left) chatted with MTV News at Comic-Con on Friday (July 23), he confirmed — with deep regret — that the action flick would not be making the transition.
“It’s not going to be in 3-D. I wanted it to be in 3-D, and we talked a lot about it, and we’ve looked at a lot of tests,” Snyder said. “None of us want to get kicked in the knees because our 3-D is crappy.”
Although filmmakers took some preliminary steps to see how the film might look with a three-dimensional finish, but according to Snyder, the results weren’t good enough to convince them to go that route. “We’ve looked at a lot of potential vendors who could turn it into 3-D, and it wasnt conceived in 3-D, like ‘Guardians,’ because I have made a movie, ‘Legends of Guardians,’ which is conceived in 3-D and it’s cool 3-D. Maybe the problem was, I have been working on that for two years,” Snyder speculated. “Now I’m broken by 3-D. I’m in love with 3-D. I can’t go back.”
These days, with its potential to fatten the box-office haul, going 3-D seems increasingly to be a studio decision rather than a director’s. But Snyder said Warner Bros. trusted him when he said he didn’t think a 3-D conversion would work. “They haven’t really second-guessed me that much, and I appreciate that,” he said. “Sucker Punch,” which co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish, is due March 2011. Hudgens told MTV News this week that “Punch” through 3-D glasses “would be so badass.”