Sick New Clip Puts ‘9’ On The Radar

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9 movie poster Sick New Clip Puts 9 On The Radar

I’d be surprised if even 10 people reading this knew about 9, the upcoming feature film adaptation of Shane Acker’s animated short of the same name, which is being produced by Tim Burton (Alice In Wonderland), Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Jim Lemley.

Thanks to the good tastes of Screen Rant contributor Ross Miller, we posted the first trailer for 9 back in January. The trailer didn’t grab that much attention, but those who did see it immediately fell under the a spell of wonder and anticipation for 9, a film that looks like an epic adventure acted out by a slum child’s homemade rag dolls.

In a second attempt to ramp up some excitement for 9, we have a brief clip from the film, an action scene where a troop of heroic rag dolls battle against a ragged, sock-puppet monster. You really have to see it to understand what that means…

Before you take a look at the clip, here’s a quick synopsis of 9:

9 takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A group of sapient rag dolls, living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Elijah Wood), who displays leadership qualities that may help them to survive.

Now that you have a basic sense of the film, allow me to welcome you into the twisted realm of 9:

What I really like about 9 is the scale and details of the environment the rag dolls inhabit. Everything around them and everything they encounter is a logical and believable extension of their post-apocalyptic environment–debris structures, creatures made of scrap materials–it all adds to the frightening world the rag dolls must brave in order to discover the key to civilization’s survival.

As a kid, I used to love these sort of slightly scary epic adventure films. 9 looks like it has all the elements of those adventure/quest movies that I used to love, re-imagined in an original (and visually breathtaking) way. I’m hoping that the experience of seeing 9 will spark my nostalgia, while simultaneously transporting me to a place I’ve never been before (though with Tim Burton being involved, I doubt I have to worry too much about that latter part).

9 hits theaters on September 9, 2009. Shane Acker is directing the film, which will feature the voices of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reily. For those not in the U.S., you can check out an HD version of the clip by going here.

Did you enjoy the clip from 9? Is this film now on your Fall movie radar?

Source: MTV News via Coming Soon

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  1. It’s official. This movie looks awesome.

  2. Wow, that’s a very interesting clip. I love the uniqueness going on here. This looks like it’s worth a look.

  3. I agree even though tim burton seems kind of weird he always seems to put out good stuff so i can’t wait to see this one

  4. I must say, when i first saw the trailer a month or so back, it looked intriguing and amazing. For Sci-Fi fans, this year is AWESOME!

  5. I loved the original short by Shane Acker. And i really think this movie is going to be great. The first trailer with Coheed and Cambria – Welcome Home, gave me shivers. Plus there is a lot of talent in this film.

  6. Yowser! I liked the first clip when it showed up here on Screen Rant, I’m eagerly waiting for this movie now.

    That scene had me jumping in my seat and I ended up on the edge of it! Of all the movies this year, and there are some good ones, ‘9’ could easily be the most talked about of them all.

    I wonder what the rating will be on this one? It looks like it could get real scary without being overly graphic. Just the thing to give us kids (at heart) a good scare. 😉

  7. This film caught my interest WAAAAY back in January.

    Oh, God, if I was pumped for this before, I can’t even describe how thrilled I am now. This is going to be AMAZING AND STUNNING.

  8. This movie looks GREAT.

  9. “Cannot be viewed outside the US”

    Well you thank you very effing much…

    Sounds like such a cool movie, too.

  10. Yeeeuh! I am so excited for this movie to come out! I personally think that it will be the best out of all of Tim burton’s films! :]

    It looks amazing, and i’m pretty sure that the graphics will be just as equally amazing! I’m suprised not as many people have gotten interested in this movie yet! The preview got me so pumped when i saw it in the movies. {I saw it when i went to see Star Trek…and to tell you the truth, that’s all i thought about during the movie!}

  11. Oh wow… first time viewing this clip… I saw the trailer awhile back and thought it looked interesting.. but after seeing this I am STOKED to watch the movie!!