So far, what we’ve seen from the upcoming rag-doll filled world of the movie 9 has inspired nothing but confidence and excitement about the project. It looks equal parts weird and wonderful, with gorgeous visuals and a very welcome darker tone than most animated movies today.
Today we have a new poster for the film, a striking and intriguing one that only makes me look forward to the movie even more. The poster is in Russian, but fear not as it doesn’t really matter – the number 9 is still the same, and we don’t need to speak a foreign lingo to appreciate the fantastic looking characters. The producer of 9, Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch and Daywatch), is Russian, so I guess we can count the poster being in Russian as very fitting .
9 looks to be one unique and dark animated movie. By the look of the clip and the trailer we’ve seen so far, it’s not all that kid-friendly – not to say it’s got copious amounts of strong language, sex scenes (Team America, anyone?) or strong bloody violence either, but it’s definitely dark enough to scare some of the younger kids in the theater.
This film reminds me very much of the recent Coraline, which I’ve heard also frightened some of the kiddies out there. Is this what we can expect more of from Hollywood in the future, animation-wise?
Directed by Shane Acker, 9 is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a small group of surviving rag dolls try to defend themselves against a horde of tech-creatures like who threaten the very future of civilization. It features the voices of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer.
What do you make of the latest poster for the animated film 9? Do you like the look of the film so far?
9 is scheduled to be released on the 9-9-09 (see what they did there?).