Sunday, February 1, 2009

Check This...'9'

This weeks check this is 9, created by Shane Acker, a computer animated 2005 Academy Award-nominated short film, it revolves around 9, a rag doll-like creature who appears to be the last of his kind in the ruins of a decaying world parallel to our own, and is in possession of a glowing, container-like artifact. 9 recounts recent events that led to where he is now: he was once accompanied by his friend and mentor, a one-eyed rag doll named 5, with whom he scavenged the ruins of their world in search of tools that would help them survive.

One day, they were spotted by a twisted mechanical monster that had killed seven of their rag doll kindred by stealing their souls with a container similar to 9's, which was given to him by 5. The monster attacked and stole 5's soul with its container, killing him, though 9 was able to escape.

The adventures of 9 will continue in the upcoming feature length film 9, produced by filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov featuring an all star cast that consists of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer.

Check This... is a weekly feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

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