New Clip from ’9′: Battle of the Flying Beast

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:45 am,

9 russian poster1 New Clip from 9: Battle of the Flying Beast

A kind Screen Rant reader put us onto the latest clip from the upcoming Tim Burton / Shane Acker / Timur Bekmambetov CGI animated epic, 9, and I can say with all honesty that this is the best clip from the film that I’ve seen so far.

The last clip from 9 that we saw featured the movie’s living rag doll protagonists being ambushed by a chilling Frankentech monster. This latest clip features pretty much the same scenario, only with a different Frankentech beast and much more action. Check it out:


The clip really succeeds in highlighting the world of the film, in which these little rag dolls are the sole keepers of life, stranded in a world that has been all but decimated by technology run amok. And just like in 9 creator Shane Acker’s original animated short, this clips shows off the wonderful amount of imagination that went into transforming our everyday world into an entire new reality (via the Honey I Shrunk The Kids method).

I love how everyday household items have become weaponry and armor – or even pieces of anatomy for the Frakentech beasts. Everything about the look and function of the characters (good and evil) and their interactions with their environment boasts a certain sort of familiarity and logic, while still managing to feel new and magical.

The visuals alone are enough to sell me on this film; the fact that it’s “dark” enough to have earned a PG-13 rating (that the studio isn’t shying away from) only makes me more excited. Even after all the coverage of 9 we’ve done here at Screen Rant, I still feel like the film isn’t generating a big enough buzz; at the same time, I feel like once it’s released, word of mouth could potentially give this movie serious legs. I hope so: I would love for 9 to become a successful franchise.

If you’d like to find out more about the world of 9, you should definitely go here.

9 will be released on 9-9-09. Let us know what you thought about the clip.

Source: You Tube via The 9 Forum

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  1. While I think this film looks amazing and will definitely see it, I am worried about the PG-13 rating as far as its success goes. It looks too scary for most kids and a lot of adults will see it is “animated” and shy away from it. I certainly hope I am wrong because I would love to see more adult oriented animation but I fear it will suffer at the box office due to pre-conceived notions.

  2. Can’t wait for this.

    @Ink, I share your worries concerning the “dark” overtones of the film. I am remaining optimistic the film will find its own audience and reward the studio for taking such a wonderful chance on a film like this. I’m really looking forward to a darkly animated tale and this one looks like it will satisfy on every level.

    When I first saw the original short I was amazed at it’s ability to tell a rich story and portray such emotion from the characters (not just the little rag dolls but the monster as well). One can only imagine how well they will come alive in a full length movie.

    and just a side note, I love the character 7.

  3. well, i thought that Nightmare Before Christmas was not intended for children..
    and that film found the right audience.

    i personally want to see this film, but not by much. i’m more interested in coraline at the moment…. July 21th? when da hell are you coming?

  4. Boo… i wanna see it!! Now to go hunting…. ;)

  5. Found it. :D “ugh… you owe me a cape”