Sci-Fi Scavengers in Tim Burton’s “9”

September 2, 2009 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Celebrities, Pop culture | 3 Comments

nineIt’s always nice to see some of our own kind in films. Today at Backstage.com, we learn that the new Tim Burton-produced futuristic animated sci-fi production 9, set to open nationwide next week, includes scavengers:

“Its heroes are what [animator Shane] Acker calls ‘stitchpunk’ creations — 8-inch puppets sewn together by a divine creator, in this case, the human inventor of the evil Great Machine — that carry possessions within zippered bodies and have been endowed with a ‘soul’ by their now-dead creator.

“These creatures, with only numbers for names, must battle mechanical monsters in the ruins of a vaguely European city, a vast junkyard from which they scavenge useful debris.”

The film’s voice talent includes Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, and Martin Landau. Crispin Glover’s actual middle name is Hellion, and I’m not sure I will ever forget his freaky original song, “Clowny Clown Clown,” released in 1989. “Scavenge” a free look/listen at YouTube!

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