Tim Burton's "9": Sackboy meets Fallout

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Tim Burton's "9": Sackboy meets Fallout

If you took a bunch of Sackboys and dropped them into Fallout 3's Capital Wasteland, the result might be something rather a lot like "9", the upcoming animated film from producer Tim Burton.

"9" began life as an 11-minute Oscar-nominated short film of the same name by Shane Ackerman. Ackerman missed out on taking home the statuette, came home with something perhaps even more valuable - the interest of Tim Burton, who signed to produce a feature-length film based on the short.

When titular character 9 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 youngest 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.

There have been some controversial changes to the original, as is often the case. While the original sackboys of Ackerman's short were all mute, the characters in the feature film are blessed with voices from celebs like Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, and Christopher Plummer.

"9" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on September 9 - 9/9/09. Should be easy enough to remember, huh?

(Thanks, meatloaf231!)

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I'm more excited over "9" than I am "Nine," starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875034/

And yes, they do both come out this year :D

Why don't they just get it over with and make a Fallout movie?
But "9" looks pretty interesting.

This looks awesome. Can't wait.

I'm a bit of a Tim Burton Fanboy.... (Looks left)...

This looks awesomely amazing.

Quite frankly, I am a huge fan of Burton's works. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this his first film without Johnny Depp in it? I can think of Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Nightmare before Christmas, Sweeney Todd...those all have Depp in them, and usually Helena Bonham Carter as well. Feel free to correct me.

Loving the soundtrack :D

And something looks familiar about a couple of the scenes, not just ones that look a lot like Fallout, but other games as well...

vivadelkitty:
Quite frankly, I am a huge fan of Burton's works. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this his first film without Johnny Depp in it? I can think of Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Nightmare before Christmas, Sweeney Todd...those all have Depp in them, and usually Helena Bonham Carter as well. Feel free to correct me.

I'm pretty sure Nightmare had no Depp.

vivadelkitty:
Quite frankly, I am a huge fan of Burton's works. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this his first film without Johnny Depp in it? I can think of Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Nightmare before Christmas, Sweeney Todd...those all have Depp in them, and usually Helena Bonham Carter as well. Feel free to correct me.

Batman.

It's only 13 days into '09, and already I can tell what the movie of the year is going to be. Amazing.

Well it totally has the best sound track for a film in a long while.

I sincerely doubt they will actually be using Coheed and Cambria in the actual movie, it was probably just for the trailer. But I agree, it's rad, (and was a REALLY good use of that song) and the movie looks like it will be awesome.
I'm excited.

It sounds and looks amazing, but hey it's a Tim Burton movie.

COR 2000:
It's only 13 days into '09, and already I can tell what the movie of the year is going to be. Amazing.

Watchmen? Just kidding.

The first time I saw the trailer I thought of two things: fallout 3 and Coheed and Cambria. ^ ^

this is weird enough that i will go see it!!!

This. Is. AWESOME!(now with super caps!)

EDIT: I don't want to sound like a youtube comment but: What is that song?

That looks awsome, I don't usualy go out to see animated movies, but I have to see this.

fluffylandmine:
This. Is. AWESOME!(now with super caps!)

EDIT: I don't want to sound like a youtube comment but: What is that song?

I'm pretty sure that its "Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria

If you took a bunch of Sackboys and dropped them into Fallout 3's Capital Wasteland, the result might be something rather a lot like "9", the upcoming animated film from producer Tim Burton.

... All humans are gone... fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction.

If it were the humans that made the machines, then maybe the correct formula is "Sackboy meets Fallout 3 meets Matrix".

Tim Burton's Movies: Eccentric, yet awesome. I'll be certain to catch this one, and that opening song is best described as 'sweet'.

Oh, and at about 1:24 there's one of the sackboy-things wearing what looks like a colander. It made me think of a Big Daddy.

Looks awesome! The sound track is amazing too! I've got to see this.

I'm excited about "9"

I loved the original short and I can't wait for the movie. With Burton helming it'll definately be awesome.

It's going to be sad though...

Looking great. Love the soundtrack. I can't wait for this to air... although the date seems a tad of a long wait.

9" looks awesome. (oh it means something different without the " in front of it as well? ^_-)
Awesome visials, fatastic music, rather poor choice of casting and I am kind of put off that anyone who even touched Wanted is working on this but hey. I looks pretty damn cool.
Bring on the official Fallout movie! btw am I the only one who can foresee Fallout having sackboy DLC added. Even if its just another bobblehead.

51gunner:
Oh, and at about 1:24 there's one of the sackboy-things wearing what looks like a colander. It made me think of a Big Daddy.

Inside joke, perhaps? Hey, they already did one popular game reference, so why not do another?

Urgh, I've seen this news story about "9" a billion times already, yeesh!

Just because it has characters that seem like Sackpersons and a world that is like Fallout doesn't mean it needs to be in a gaming news room.

....that said, it looks POSITIVELY FUCKING AWESOME. Can't wait to see it!

Well the film looks a bit iffy, but at least we know the soundtracks gonna be good.

I liked the 11 minute film but to make this feature length with voices and by Tim Burton of all people to grace this film with his hobnobberey somehow makes it unflavorable. Espacially with Frodo as 9. Or does 9 have a voice? Whatever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=964QHmjLqa0

Original video because no one has posted it yet. Strange really. As much as I liked the short a whole fucking backstory and various monsters instead of just one is gonna be annoying. And if they take out clever ways to destroy metal monsters in favor of blowing them up is gonna piss me off.

looks Epic, on the must see list.

Looks pretty good - at least it isn't a musical - but I'm not so sure about Elijah Wood being in another animated film that just LOOKED good. Happy Feet was such a waste of Robin Williams.

It does look good, though. I am intrigued.

Not Good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=964QHmjLqa0

Original video because no one has posted it yet. Strange really.

Cheers Not Good, I was a little reticent to post the short because of people's reactions. 9 is voice by Elijah Wood; but there's a big leap between short films and feature films, and I'm not sure if a mute feature film actually could work.

Tim Burton's quirkier projects are usually good. Big Fish (to above: no Depp here), Ed Wood, Nightmare Before Christmass, Corpse Bride, Batman Returns (aka Burtonman).

But hey, I'm a fan, so I'm biased.

Also up for this year:
Coraline in a similar type of off-beat animation.

Vortigar:

Also up for this year:
Coraline in a similar type of off-beat animation.

Oooooh, Neil Gaiman's Coraline? I'm so there. Just got the book.

Is it just me or does the whole design of this film seem heavily influenced by the direction of video game art in recent years?

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