9 stars Elijah Wood,
John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer
and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman.
This action-packed tale takes place in a world
parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened.
When 9 (The
Lord of the Rings’ Elijah Wood) 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
the fearsome machines that roam the Earth intent on their extinction. Despite
being the neophyte 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 will soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may
depend on them.
9 is a feature-length expansion of Shane
Acker's short film of the same name.
9 has an impressive pedigree behind it in the guise of
producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted,
Nightwatch) and the trailer looks intriguing
enough despite the cutesy sackcloth characters.