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Alison Pill & Gael García Bernal in Comic Book Mashup 'Zoom' Trailer

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August 17, 2016
Source: YouTube

Zoom Trailer

"What is this all about?!" Screen Media Films has debuted a trailer for the indie comedy Zoom, about a comic book artist played by the talented Alison Pill (seen in Milk, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Midnight in Paris, Goon, Snowpiercer, Hail Caesar!, and "The Newsroom"). This is a funky mashup because it combines the rather crazy live-action story with an animated (or perhaps rotoscoped?) comic book story, which is all of her frustrations come to life after they've been illustrated on paper. Gael García Bernal plays the primary, suave comic book character, and the rest of the cast includes Tyler Labine, Jason Priestley, Mariana Ximenes, Don McKellar and Michael Eklund. This actually looks fun in a quirky way, and I like the way they mix the animated comics with the real world story. Might be worth watching when it's out.

Here's the first official trailer (+ official poster) for Pedro Morelli's Zoom, found on YouTube:

Zoom Trailer

For more, read this review stating Zoom is "three Canadian movies for the price of one" but it's entertaining.

A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others. An aspiring comic book artist (Alison Pill) works through her daily issues with a cartoon world of her creation starring Latin dreamboat Edward (Bernal), upon whom she unleashes her frustration in absurd and hilarious ways. Zoom is directed by Brazilian filmmaker Pedro Morelli (of Entre Nós previously), from a screenplay by Matt Hansen. This first premiered at last year's Toronto Film Festival, and also played at the Seattle Film Festival this summer. Screen Media Films will release Zoom in select theaters starting on September 2nd coming up. Thoughts?

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  • DAVIDPD
    Awesome! Labine is one of my favorite discarded actors. REAPER!!!~
    • grimjob
      For sure. Reaper was awesome, and I've loved that guy ever since.
  • David Diaz
    That looks really cool. Love the animation.
  • looks fun.
  • kitano0
    My god, Alison is just too cute in those glasses! Became a fan watching Newsroom.
    • TheOct8pus
      I always found her face too small for her head....anyway, she's a great actress, so I can overlook this...
      • grimjob
        Ha!
  • shiboleth
    Very cute indeed, But why drugs, why mobsters? Never mind, I just might watch it for fun...
  • shiboleth
    Morgan Harket would be the name of the lead singer, the animated guy. This band was very popular during 1980s in Europe and that was huge hit. Of course, you may know that. Anyway, I was kid then and have also listened them. Sometimes. Nice reminder ...
  • Looks super good. All the rotoscoped animation is bingo! Defo up for checking it.
  • grimjob
    Looks very cool, hopefully I'll remember to try and find it.
  • RAW_D
    Love the premise, dig the style, I'm in.

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