EXCLUSIVE: Zack Snyder Not Sold On ‘Sucker Punch’ 3-D Conversion

When it comes to crazy action sequences and eye-popping visuals, Zack Snyder’sSucker Punch” is one of the main movies to look out for in 2011 — but don’t take that “eye-popping” line too literally, because contrary to past reports, it’s sounding likely that “Sucker Punch” won’t arrive in 3-D after all.

“We didn’t shoot in 3-D,” Snyder told MTV News in an exclusive interview. “They’ve talked about doing a conversion and there’s been a lot of talk about us doing ’Sucker Punch’ in 3-D, but I’m still waiting to see.”

Snyder said that he’s seen conversion tests of “Sucker Punch” footage, but so far he doesn’t sound impressed with the results.

“We’ve looked at a bunch of conversions, so whether or not we have the time to do it right — I’m not going to do it if we don’t have the time to really be meticulous with it,” he said. “It’s such an awesome piece of work and everyone’s worked so hard to make it awesome, so I don’t want to screw it up with bad 3-D.”

“There are very few vendors out there that are doing [conversions],” added Snyder’s wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder. “There are all these movies that want to be converted and we just haven’t felt like we’ve seen that proof yet. Visually, Zack’s done an amazing job. It’s such a spectacle in and of itself and it’s so fantastical that it doesn’t really need the 3-D.”

Regardless of a possible 3-D conversion, Snyder praised her husband’s work on “Sucker Punch,” his first completely original movie following adaptations of “300” and “Watchmen.”

“This is Zack’s first original screenplay, him and [Steve Shibuya],” she said. “I think that’s really exciting. Everything is so derivative right now in Hollywood, to actually have something that’s original is refreshing.”

As for when fans can expect to see footage from the highly anticipated project, Snyder said they won’t have to wait much longer at all: “We’re coming to Comic-Con to show the first footage from the movie. We’ve designed this awesome footage that kind of sets the tone. It doesn’t really tell the story per se, but it definitely lets you know what we’re up to up there. It’s pretty cool.”

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