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Usually when I see a film from Focus Features, I think high-brow and low-budget. They always seem to specialize in arthouse films. Or so I thought.
Indeed, the movie "9" has a pretty high pedigree, with Tim Burton as producer and Shane Acker as director. Also, this animated film has a voice cast that includes Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, and Martin Landau.
However, watching the trailer and seeing the fantastic animation in this film, I can only surmise that there is no way that this can be a low-budget movie. The trailer is infused with great style and makes you eager to rush out to a theater. Unfortunately, the film won't be released until September 9, 2009. In the meantime we will have to slog through the sludge that comes out over the summer. Can you tell I'm enthused about this movie? Watch the trailer and let your own enthusiasm begin!
According to TrailerAddict.Com, here is the plot summary:
9 takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A group of sapient rag dolls, living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Elijah Wood), who displays leadership qualities that may help them to survive.
Score heard in latter half of trailer is "Welcome Home" from the band Coheed and Cambria.