08 September, 2009

Screening and Review: "9", by Tim Burton

Thanks to the generous folks at Tor, I will be attending the screening of the movie "9" tonight in Union Square, NYC. Michael has blogged about the 9 trailer and the amazing cast, and I have avidly followed news of the animated movie for a while now. So, stay tuned for my review, which I will post here shortly after the early screening:

A new era in animated storytelling begins on 9.9.09. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker’s distinctively original and thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman. When 9 (The Lord of the Ring’s Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.




EDIT: My review of 9 is up, and I added some of the moviebook art. It really is beautiful.

3 comments:

ediFanoB said...

That was really exciting. Alec won the tickets while we were chatting about the blog. Even with a 6 hour time difference we try to chat daily. I can't wait for Alec's review of "9".

Sarbear said...

Alec, I can't wait to see this one. I like Burton's movies alright but this one looks AWESOME : )

TJ said...

I want to see this one pretty badly, but my husband isn't as excited...