According to the Latino Review, Emma is NOT going to be a part of “Sucker Punch” after all… :sad:
We also know that casting for this movie has been crazy with Emily Browning (Violet in A Series Of Unfortunate Events) replacing Amanda Seyfried in the lead role. Also Jena Malone (Gretchen in Donnie Darko) and Jamie Chung (Chi Chi in Dragonball: Evolution) replacing Emma Stone and Evan Rachel Wood. Vanessa Hudgens or High School Musical fame and Abbie Cornish (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) have managed to hold tight to their parts.
Emma is one of the stars of the a film titled “Sucker Punch.” Her co-stars in the film included Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood and Abbie Cornish and the film is going to be directed by Zack Snyder.
“Sucker Punch” is about a girl (“Lemony Snicket’s” Emily Browning) who is put into a mental institution by her evil (aren’t they always?) stepfather.
She finds an alternative reality to escape from her real life nightmare.
Filming won’t start until September, but Vanessa will start her training, stunt choreography and dramatic rehearsals soon in Vancouver.
From the Los Angeles Times
It’s official: Ladies love getting their geek on at Comic-Con.
Even though it’s been perceived in the past as a “fanboys only” festival, some of Hollywood’s hottest actresses are embracing it as their own as they meet their most passionate audience. Some even want to sneak around in costume!
“I just love that there are so many people in costumes,” agreed Zombieland’s Emma Stone. “I haven’t been on the floor yet. I’ve just seen them walking around. I haven’t gotten to see the true diehards yet. I can’t wait to see all the homemade costumes.”
“I would be Wonder Woman!” exclaimed Hewitt, while Stone mulled over an equally sexy alter ego: “Jessica Rabbit? Would that be crazy? I think that would be a little too crazy for the Comic-Con floor.”
Check out another interview with Emma from Comic-Con below. Thanks Jason for the heads up!
We’ve got answers to all of your burning Zombieland questions direct from San Diego Comic-Con courtesy of director Ruben Fleischer, writer Rhett Rees, along with actors Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson. Why slow zombies? Is it a horror movie? Is it gory? What does fake vomit taste like? Hit the jump!
Is Zombieland a horror movie?
Ruben Fleischer – Tonally I think it’s more comedic than a lot of other zombie movies. Shaun of the Dead is really funny and I guess that’s its closest kindred spirit as far as its approach to the zombie apocalypse but I guess this is a more grounded American version of that. I would say it’s more of a comedy than a horror zombie movie. It’s really about these characters and their unique experiences and the zombies are somewhat of a backdrop for it all.
What kind of impromptu weapons are used against the zombies?
Woody Harrelson – Chainsaw, skillet, toaster.
Jesse Eisenberg – Baseball bat.
Is the film gory?
Ruben Fleischer – There is a fair bit of gore, I would say it doesn’t distance you from the movie because it is so gory. There’s a sequence of rules that introduce you to the film, the rules that Jesse’s character has learned to live by in this zombie apocalypse and there is some gore for sure, in that sequence.
What are some of your favorite zombie kills in the movie?
Jesse Eisenberg – Woody has the most interesting kills but the most enjoyable one to film was where I’m being chased by a zombie and [another zombie] has a baseball bat and I slide underneath his bat as he’s swinging in order to kill the zombie that’s chasing me. Well, it was fun to shoot because I like sliding on floors.
Emma Stone – I get to butt a zombie in the head with the back of my shotgun and he falls 80 feet to his death.
Woody Harrelson – I like the skillet.
What does the fake blood taste like?
Jesse Eisenberg – We all had fake puke in our mouth at one point which was delicious. It was like saltines and honey.
Why fast zombies?
Rhett Rees – Well 28 Days Later, I think, reinvented the zombie genre and added a real threat to the violence, which inspired us, and the new Dawn of the Dead did the same and the zombies just seemed scarier and to us that was crucial. Interestingly what we envisioned more than anything was an escapist fantasy that this post apocalyptic landscape, that while we all dread it, in some ways it would be fun. It would be fun to not have any traffic on the freeway and to be able to walk in the White House and swing from the chandeliers in the Lincoln Bedroom, to be able to kill without consequences. To us it seemed fun.
Ruben Fleischer – Slow vs. fast? It’s scarier and more modern but also Shaun of the Dead did slow zombies so in order to distinguish ourselves it’s good that we have fast zombies. The fast zombies are scary and ferocious. There’s snot and puss and vomit coming out of them as they race towards you, it’s truly frightening.
Why do you think that post apocalyptic films are so popular now?
Ruben Fleischer – I think now more than ever the post apocalypse is something we all have on our mind given the recent economic recession as well as ecological, environmental issues, bioterrorism, that could have some bad effects on the world we live in. With 2012, The Book of Eli, there’s a bunch of these post apocalyptic movies coming out but ours is definitely the funniest.
From Fear Net
Two clips from Zombieland demonstrate what this foul-mouthed zombie comedy is all about: finding new and bizarre ways to slaughter the shuffling (or, in this case, sprinting) hoardes. And the Zombieland cast shared their favorite methods, from chainsaws to pianos.
So, what does it take to survive an offbeat version of the zombie apocalypse? Detachment from your fellow survivors, for one thing. Emma Stone, who plays a survivor called Wichita, explains that the characters call each other by the names of the cities where they’re from, so they won’t develop warm fuzzy feelings for one another and hesitate to deliver the brain-bashing blow when one of them is bitten.
You’ve also got to be fast on your feet and use whatever is at your disposal to effect zombie slaughter. Each member of the panel share their favorite zombie-killing method:
There’s a part in the movie where I butted a zombie in the back of the head with my shotgun, and he fell 80 feet to his death.
The end of the movie takes place in this theme park where I ran past this ride that’s like this huge swing, knowing that if I pass it at a certain speed and time, the zombies that were chasing me would get hit by it, and it’s awesome.
Director Ruben Fleischer:
My favorite was in the first trailer where we did the “Zombie Kill of the Week” and we dropped a piano on a zombie’s head
I have added 7 photos of Emma at the “Zombieland” panel from the Comic-Con festival yesterday. Check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below!
Screen Crave has posted some videos from the “Zombieland” panel at the Comic-Con festival. You can see them by viewing the embedded videos below!