Watch: Teaser for Ruairi Robinson's 'Blinky™' with Max Records
Whoa - another surprisingly great teaser to check out. SlashFilm posted a trailer today, originally found by Bloody-Disgusting, for an indie film called Blinky™. Yes, that ™ is actually a part of the official title, but that's hard to add everywhere, so we're just going to call it Blinky. The film was originally titled Bad Robot, but had to change for obvious reasons, and stars Where the Wild Things Are's young Max Records. It's a "story of a boy and his robot," but as you can tell by watching this fantastic teaser, it looks like his metallic friend might be going corrupt fairly soon. I love how creepily this trailer hints at its descent into madness.
Watch an early teaser trailer for Ruairi Robinson's Blinky™:
Blinky™ is the creation of Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson, an up-and-coming director with a few shorts in his filmography, including the Oscar nominated Fifty Percent Grey. Robinson wrote and directed this as his feature debut. Early on he was attached to Warner Bros' live-action Akira, but I think they wanted someone with a bit more experience, so Robinson focused on a smaller film as his first feature. This was shot mostly in/around Los Angeles and is already finished filming, so we might see it at Sundance or another upcoming festival. I think this looks pretty damn interesting, so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for it. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 33 Comments
daniel on Nov 12, 2010
y0! that was cr33py! i have to check this out. i love the simplicity of this. The scariest things are the smallest things.
Josef on Nov 12, 2010
creeped me out. "He's my new best friend!" repeating helped out with the creepiness. D:
f on Nov 12, 2010
*shiver* this looks awesome
florian on Nov 12, 2010
Predictable...heck before I read this article I had a feeling what this be about. Creepy trailer but the movie should be like most.
tra la la la la di da on Nov 12, 2010
Xerxex on Nov 12, 2010
I don't get creeped out much. But that-- that creeped me out. I'm excited. Great teaser.
Cracky on Nov 12, 2010
Looks interesting and original,cant wait.
tir na nog on Nov 12, 2010
"Should be like most"? What's like this? Seem pretty interesting, but probably we will check only on DVD.
D. on Nov 12, 2010
Looks simply fantastic. Great integration of effects. Will definitely see it.
Count3D on Nov 12, 2010
how to survive a robot uprising: the prequel
Voice of Reason on Nov 12, 2010
Robo-Chucky anyone? Kinda looks like the Android logo hehe
Quaked2023 on Nov 12, 2010
I know this director is awesome...a must see!
pipo on Nov 12, 2010
zzz on Nov 12, 2010
Fuck HAL 3000, GLaDOS, and the T-1000...Blinky is the real beast!
Jacob Crim on Nov 12, 2010
Uhhhhhh... That robot is a complete replica of the Android robot that google uses as a mascot for its Android phone operating system. Look : http://www.google.com/images?q=android&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=856
Scott on Nov 12, 2010
R2-D2 meets Android Robot meets a serial killer? Creepyness.
Mr.Cookie on Nov 12, 2010
#16 are you serious enough to think that was the first robot to look like that? Ill give you an easy example: http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&biw=1578&bih=826&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=r2d2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= That CGI robot looked totally fake right Blinky™... Blinky™ why are you looking at me that way..... HAL I think something is wrong with Blinky™ :0p
RobL on Nov 12, 2010
RobL Of course... R2D2! Im really into my Android so when I saw the top image I was just like "Andy!!" Check it out: http://media.photobucket.com/image/green%20andy%20android/gftgrill/IMG_4837.jpg
Scott on Nov 12, 2010
They should seriously put Ruairi back on Akira.
Gill on Nov 12, 2010
Wasn't there another teaser for this awhile back with the dancing robot? That was pretty cool
Dan W on Nov 12, 2010
Found it. Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-DBlAiTYYk
Dan W on Nov 12, 2010
Agreed with #12. I thought it was going to be a child's film from the picture but after watching the teaser I realized it's the next Chucky movie. Every other 80's horror movie is getting a remake, might as well add this one to the list.
Luminaire on Nov 12, 2010
Man! i saw this and instant chills!!
Said on Nov 12, 2010
My diagnosis is his hard drive must be corrupted. But then again some robots just have bad oil running through them from day one. Makes `em a bit glitchy, or should I say PSYCHO?! Looks creepy as all out hell! I'm sending my robot back to the factory to be scapped, first thing tomo..... ACK!!! ARGH!!! GURGH!!!
Shadowman25 on Nov 13, 2010
this looks great... very creepy... cool trailer.... I now have a movie which I could use to scare my kids when they ask for their own robot!!
Sebastian on Nov 13, 2010
creepy and sinister teaser. i'm very interested.
beavis on Nov 13, 2010
DaftPUNKFAN on Nov 13, 2010
Blinky droid should kill Max Records
BOPE on Nov 14, 2010
....i wonder...this looks familiar...yes...yes its coming to me now.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imYvOgyU9oo&feature=fvw
Dravas on Nov 14, 2010
Fisherr on Nov 15, 2010
Looks like it'll be a nice creepy little flick. Glad Max Records didn't just fall off the planet like a lot of other child actors do. He's one of the best young actors I've seen in a long time. Of course, Spike Jonze is an excellent director as well, so he was probably half the reason his acting in Wild Things was so good, but he was great in that flick either way. His IMDB didn't show anything for a long time, so it's good he landed another decent looking role. /where the wild things are was one of last year's best imo...
Squiggly_P on Nov 16, 2010
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