I am really a big fan of Tim Burton's films and I can't wait to watch this new upcoming animated movie entitled '9' which he produced!
So what is 9 and what makes it interesting and a must-see for movie enthusiasts?
Well, it's a number! :D Well, seriously...
9 is an upcoming animated action/fantasy film directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted).
9 takes place in a post-apocalyptic and alternate version of our world, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened by machines. The machines, built by a scientist to help the world recover from a previous war, rebelled and began to manufacture an army to wipe out humanity. So the same scientist creates a group of sentient rag dolls, or "stitch punks" as Shane Acker calls them, who lives among the ruins of the civilization. Named by numbers, each name represents their age, with 1 as the oldest. One day, they find 9 (voiced by Elijah Wood), another ragdoll and their creator's final project.
You can check out the trailer and see for yourself! :D
Also check out the 10-minute award-winning short film which this feature film was based on:
I first found this movie when I was searching about Tim Burton and I'm glad I came across this one. What really drew me to this film is that its animation is quite impressive, the plot and characters are uniquely created, and the overall feel of the movie is dark, grungy, and epic. I must say the imagination of the creator is really at work--molding life into rag dolls is something you don't see everyday. It's original, genuine, creative and full of action and adventure.
I can't wait to see this movie and I hope it will never fail my high expectations of it. Plus the music of the trailer is kick-ass! Watch this on 9/9/09 :D