Must Watch: First Full Trailer for Shane Acker's 9!

December 24, 2008
Source: Apple

9 Trailer

We definitely have a treat for everyone today. Focus Features has debuted the first trailer for an animated film called 9 that is being produced by Tim Burton and Wanted's Timur Bekmambetov. You need to see this. It's being described many different ways, but I like this one the best - if LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy found himself in the world of Half-Life 2. That might only mean something to gaming geeks, but either way, you still must watch this trailer. Not only is it visually astounding, but the story and experience overall look incredible! I'm sold - this is the first time I've ever been this excited for a non-Pixar animated movie!

Watch the first trailer for Shane Acker's 9:

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You can also watch the first 9 trailer in High Definition on Apple

9 is both written and directed by visionary filmmaker Shane Acker, of two previous animated shorts The Hangnail and The Astounding Talents of Mr. Grenade. The screenplay was co-written by Acker and Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House). 9 was first an animated short that debuted in 2005 and earned an Oscar nomination. Providing their voices for the film are Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer, and Martin Landau. 9 will arrive in theaters on September 9th.

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  • heath
    hhhmm....I could've gone to a test screening of this back in the summer. I regret not signing up for it now.
  • Kill the Batman
    This has the look for an Oscar next year, I like it !
  • So much groovyness
  • Sergio
    this is 9ce
  • nem
    Looks promising, but, Sept. 9 of 2009? That's.. retarded..
  • Kevin
  • marco
    looks awesome
  • Corey B.
    this looks pretty sick. and i hate to be that guy but could someone tell me the song used in the trailer. thank you πŸ˜›
  • Cody
    "Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria. This looks great, and I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
  • CK
    Simply incredible. You can see the influence of Burton in the animation style, and dark theme of it.
  • Warren
    Looks dam good from the trailer...... going to be a long wait to actually see it though!!!
  • Corey B.
    thank you cody
  • K
    WOW! That was amazing! So different but looks incredibly interesting.
  • dan
    the words AWESOME, and VISUALLY SPECTACULAR come to mind when watching this trailer. however alex, a better game analogy would be: what happens if the world of "fallout 3" is explored by LBPs sackboy.
  • nef deppard
    Wow. Something fresh. :) Here's hoping.
  • L
    I am not sure what to think, but one thing is for sure. It's very interesting.
  • Mac
    Looks very interesting. Anybody knows the music used in the trailer??
  • The animated short this is based upon was an amazing short. I recommend everyone seek it out. It is well worth the time.
  • sarah
    @#17-try reading the comments above you. not being rude, just blunt.
  • 9001
    Finally they started using this kind of animation for a good purpose, an action film.
  • Jeremy
    This looks really really good!!!
  • Nate
    *Gasp* Is this an original idea, being made into a movie? Finally! It does look great.
  • darrin
    remember the omen, 666. this is 999. looks great though.
  • Peloquin
    Wow this looks'll be quite the change to see Pixar competing with someone for an Oscar for once. Putting Timur and Burton together will produce something so wild that I'm sure it'll be on my favorite films list in the near future. Bravo...
  • Al
  • Can't wait!
  • I think I just wet myself with excitement!
  • Daniel Silva
    This looks fantastic. Can't wait.
  • daniel
  • Richard
    I usually kinda hate all things Burton, and have no idea wtf LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy is, but that looks awesome, I'm there!
  • cheater
    what is this about
  • wrongturn
    9 looks effing amazing seriously. I'ts so damn cool and refreshing that more studios are starting to put out darker and more mature anime movies instead everything being the next Shrek or Madagascar. I will deffentially have to check the flick out. :)
  • Lauren
    Wow. I really have no idea what was going on in that trailer. And at the same time... I did. This movie is definitely on my radar now...
  • Noemi
  • Whoa. Gotta see that shit!!!!
  • Samma
    This looks awesome! I'm definitely intrigued, keep us updated!!
  • Dan Mace
    Wow I need this now. 9 months till it's out (get it 9 oh so witty marketing), though... :(
  • swisschez
    coheed & cambria made this trailer hahah such an epic mix of the two.
  • Al
    the characters resemble Drywall from Rob Schwab's Comic Book Scud...any fans?
  • ImaginaryVisionary
    This looks awesome....but I think we're looking at the first big bomb of next fall. Unless this gets incredibly good word of mouth it's too dark to attract families with kids, and there just isn't a big enough market for non-kid friendly animated films. But I like said....I think it looks incredible. I wish it were coming out in the summer instead of the fall!
  • sorr
    this looks filthy good.. i cant f*ckin wait for this
  • aj
    haha i know what sackboy is but never plaed half life
  • Zandhu
    The soundtrack made by the chilean metal band MYTHOLOGY????????????? That gave me goosebumps cuz i'm from chile... And some kind of Fallout3 movie??
  • Padme
    looks great πŸ˜› but is it me or some of the bad guys look like big daddys from bioshock?
  • Dan W
    Wow this is great news. I remember watching the short film on the internet and thinking it was amazing! I know this doesn't matter, but i don't agree on the Coheed song they picked apart for the trailer. It doesn't have the right mood for it.
  • Really? Story= cool, Filmmakers= cool, Animation= well, I hope they spend the next nine months rendering the crap outta this. Otherwise it's just Pixar-Lite. That P.O.S. Delgo looked less video-gamey than this does.
  • Kelley
    46 - Watch it in 720P or higher, it really does make a difference. It looks absolutely gorgeous to me, and a lot of tallent is involved.
  • N
    Very nice.
  • Zandhu
    Oh... ummm... my mistake... was coheed... not mythology
  • dennis
    i just busted a Rock Band nut.
  • Alexander
    This is the best trailer I've seen in a while. Too bad it's so far away, guess ill just have to keep watching it. also in 1080p it is spectacular.
  • LeeMan
    so they've got a musical comin called nine, and theyve got this one too. is that even allowed, cuz if it is then it's got confusion written all over it
  • Eric
    dude the music is so epic
  • jman571
    This looks really good. I hope to see a bit more of the plot fleshed out in future trailers, but the whole "life after death" thing makes me really happy and stuff.
  • SCORE! This looks great!
  • peter
    HELL YEAH Coheed and Cambria!!!!!!!!
  • Mac
    @#19 - blunt works for me :) Thx for remembering me to clean my glasses.
  • burak
    WOW awesome animation awesome score looks promising πŸ˜€ darn time we saw some real action in animation πŸ˜€ its been so long since final fantasy advent children πŸ˜€ (this years Resident Evil Degeneration is also nice but not that strong :D) i will certainly wait for this one to hit the theatres (does anyone know anything about the actual rating? pls dont let it be pg13 :( ) cheers
  • peloquin
    @ 58... Was Resident Evil Degeneration worth a watch? I've been intrigued by it, but haven't dedicated the time yet...just wondering what your review would be.
  • Kingbender
    fuckin' WOW.
  • tzarinna
    Very nice, very nice indeed.
  • The hell?
  • Cody
    I like the videogame comparison the enemy thingys and the feel of the world felt like half life 2.
  • Dusty
    hmmmm... um ok.... interested, but have no clue why I am or what will compell me to see it, cause that triler did not. Some ragdolls from Caroline do battle???
  • burak "daequitas"
    @ 59…peloquin well to say the truth i am not good at reviewing since for each movie i watch, i use completely unique checklist dedicated to that movie alone πŸ˜€ mostly i dont compare movies with others (unles they are really meant to be in the same line same genre and this is not according to my point of view but in general :D) but i can certainly say that it was certainly not Advent Children but it was fun to watch, had some cool effects and story telling sequencing the graphics were also good but not top notch the story is as usual it had some very good potential to pull serious twists but the way they have handled it was cheap, could be told from a mile away its good to see old friends from the previous games show up πŸ˜€ oh, about the hair animations i didnt like them πŸ˜€ the Advent children was awesome in that department too πŸ˜€ hope its been usefull πŸ˜€ cheers burak
  • I understand the relation to LittleBigPlanet, but for those insinuating that 9 is copying LBP, know that the short film has LBP beat by several years. That said, I was rivetted by the short when I saw it, and I'm ecstatic for this.
  • Whoa! That looks awesome. It also looks totally original. I'm really down on this re-make madness now-a-days.
  • peloquin
    Thanks for the critique Burak, I'll have to check it out seeing as I liked Advent Children.
  • Allen Sharpe
    looks terrible
  • swisschez
  • tyler w
    # 69 your a damn fool!! this will be fantastic!!!
  • twispious
  • Eric
    the pure awesomeness of this trailer made me melt in my seat. I don't know if I can wait 8-9 months!!!! Oh god... I just can't think about it ><!!
  • evil jellyfish
    answer to the music question: the first part of the trailer uses "the captain" by the knife. not so sure about the epic guitarfest though.
  • swisschez
    0:45 on is Coheed & Cambria - "welcome home" aka epic guitarfest
  • Somni
    I think that song just killed it. It would be way better with some dark moody soundtrack to give it that "end of the world" or "the world has been destroyed" feel.
  • 9fan and Me
    This movie will be great, I've already watched that trailer to the point I can tell you what happens XD But I highly suggest to anybody thats a big action fan. Like meh. I like the song though, it really goes with the plot. "Sometimes fear, is the appropriate response." Bahha, awzome And go on you tube and search up 'The Animation Show' and click the one that say 'Animation show (ending)' this might be the reason he made this
  • Duncan
    This almost looks like a Tool(Band) Video!
  • Acro
    This is the kind of animated moive I have been wanting to see. I will buy on DVD without hesistation and I can assure everyone it'll PG, maybe PG-13 but I doubt it. If this had came out in October of 2008 I would have bought it by now. I must see this and an determined not to miss it. This is a one-of-a-kind rare animated movie. If someone doesn't like it they should watch AVP R then campare the two.
  • Nerbomber
    Gods. that looks amazing. FYI, you should check out the short film it's based off of. Same title, by indie animator Shane Acker. It's brilliant!
  • Stallan
    according to here : the movie will be rated PG-13 for "Frightening Sequences and Language"
  • dan
    "welcome home" ...FUCK YEAH! I'm seein this.
  • Nate
    LittleBigPlanet meets Fallout 3, looks like it anyway... XD Awsome
  • Kroe
    #81, I am not too suprised by the "Frighting Sequences" part but "Language"? Thats not only a suprise but a let down. I would not expect a movie like this to get that, especially considering allot animated/CG movies (at least not the ones aiming for R or PG-13) get their ratings when they are at this caliber with CG. I will watch it or get it either way but still, not something I like to see coming.




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