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Zack Snyder: 'Watchmen' director discusses his next film

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Watchmen may have only just crossed $100 million domestically, but the film’s underwhelming box office doesn’t seem to have diluted Warner Bros.’ faith in director Zack Snyder (300). The studio has already signed on to distribute his next movie: Sucker Punch. “All the studio has ever said to me is, ‘We are proud of Watchmen,

we think it’s awesome and we stand behind it,'” Snyder tells EW.com “They’ve never said, ‘Ahh,

it could have been shorter,’ or, ‘Too bad it’s so R-ish.’ And that’s really

cool. I’m challenging them again with Sucker Punch.” The film will be another hard-R-rated experience, this time starring a cast of young women, including Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Emma Stone, Abby Cornish and Emily Browning in the lead role. According to Snyder, the actresses, who play a group of insane asylum inmates, are all close to finalizing their deals. “They are all super excited because they get to play these juicy, mentally difficult roles, plus they get to fight,” he says. “We need to get the deals done because they’ve got a lot of fight training to do.”

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