Trailer for Animated Version of Moebius and Jodorowsky's 'The Incal'

August 1, 2016
Source: Vimeo

The Incal

"Here I was staring at it - the origin of everything." This is awesome! Animator Pascal Blais has whipped up a trailer for an adaptation of Moebius & Jodorowsky's graphic novel 'The Incal', published between 1981 and 2014. Blais brought together artists who helped make the original Heavy Metal movie, which featured a few sequences based on Moebius' work, to make this project. It's not an actual production but rather just a passion project and Blais finally polished a few bits and released the trailer online. I wish they were really planning to release the full film, because I would pay to watch this in a heartbeat. Not only is it cool to see some of the animation in this, but it seems like a fun and exciting story to see especially nowadays. Dive in.

Here's the trailer for Pascal Blais' animated version of The Incal, from his own Vimeo (via Open Culture):

Description from Vimeo: "A movie trailer project inspired by the graphic novel 'The Incal', from Moebius and Jodorowsky." Made by Pascal Blais and his animation studio in France. The story is about John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called "The Incal." Difool’s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy’s greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. Blais says he "a bunch of artists from the original Heavy Metal movie" to make this trailer. "I am convinced would be a great success," he says. Same here. For more info, visit the Vimeo page. Thoughts?

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  • Moebius drew really beautiful type. Wish the titles were in his style. Look forward to watching this. The Incal was so influential on so many things.
  • I grew up reading l'Incal, l'après Incal et la caste des méta-barons (a spin-off). Moebius style is correctly rendered, even though I prefer the comic book rendering.
  • RAW_D
    I mistakenly downloaded the French translation of the Incal: Vol 1 from Google Play, and while the artwork was stunning, I unfortunately don't speak/read French so I didn't understand a word of the story. LOL It was cool weirdness visually! Moebius was an illustrative master, and this looks AWESOME!
    • L'Incal was published in French. So it wasn't a translation. ;D
      • RAW_D
        Good point! I've made the correction.
    Damn!!! This looks good. Hyped.
  • Wow. I love this animation style.
  • shiboleth
    Oh, I read the comic book. And I like everything that Jodorowsky is part of. Yeah, Moebius, too. Man, this is going to be a feast ...




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