For months now we here at Screen Rant have been cheerleading for director/animator/designer Shane Acker’s 9, the story of a dystopian future in which little rag dolls imbued with “the spark of life” try to defend themselves against a horde of tech-creatures which have all but extinguished life on the planet.

Up until now the only things we’ve really known about the world of 9 have been largely inferred from the the Oscar-nominated 9 animated short film and the first trailer for 9 the movie – both of which lacked any real dialogue or exposition explaining what the hell was up with the rag dolls and freaky tech creatures. Well, now we have the second trailer for 9 (thanks to G4 TV) and it does a little bit to fill in those plot details. Check it out:

So far I like everything about 9. It’s weird, original and best of all, a bit on the freaky side. If you don’t believe that this movie will give you goosebumps, you haven’t seen the clip from 9 that we posted about a month ago – the one where a serpentine tech monster lures dolls with flashing lights and then traps them in its body with a bunch of thread and sewing needles. Freaky stuff.  Kind of stuff that earned 9 its PG-13 rating.

Here’s hoping that the finished movie does well at the box office. I would love to see more animated films in this vein.

9 hits theaters on September 9, 2009 (9-9-09). It will feature the voices of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reily.

What do you think of the second trailer?

Source: G4