Here is the trailer for 9, the new animated feature film produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, and directed by Shane Acker. Not to get too carried away, it looks absolutely awesome, immediately jumping to the top of the “Must See” list for 2009 (although, curiously, the look of the characters is less suggestive of Burton’s NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS than of the IMAX stop-motion short subject MORE). The script was written by Pamela Pettler (“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Monster House), based on Acker’s short subject, which is available on YouTube. Danny Elfman provides the music. Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, and Crispin Glover provide the voices. Focus Features opens the film nationwide on September 9.
At the official website you can get information to send a text message and receive a response from acker and Bekmambetov, plus an exclusive scene from the film.
Read the official synopsis below:
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.