9 Comic Con 2009 Panel
During the Comic Con 2009 panel for 9, the director Shane Acker, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, Elijah Wood, and Jennifer Connelly were all there to talk a little bit about this new animation movie.
We got to see the trailer again, which had already been released previously, but I think I actually enjoyed it more than the first time around. And we also got to see a clip from the movie, which actually got me interested in seeing more.
Here are some of the highlights from the panel:
– The director Shane West used the term “Stitchpunk” to define sort of retro futuristic world that 9 takes place in.
– In the movie, in order for characters to find out who they are and why they are here they need to find out about the humans and what happened to them.
– 9 is based on the Shane West’s short film.
– Elijah Wood & Jennifer Connelly both got interested in the movie after receiving a package explaining what it was all about and seeing the short.
– Elijah Wood on his process to get into a character said: “I can’t even talk technique, I don’t even know what it means.”
– Timur Bekmambetov gave us an update of Wanted 2. The good news is: it’s happening and James McAvoy will be back. Timur Bekmambetov also teased that they are trying to revive Fox (played by Angelina Jolie in the first one).
– Unfortunately, Timur Bekmambetov doesn’t think the “Day Watch” film trilogy will happen.
9 comes out to theaters on September 9, 2009 (9/9/09 – how perfect is that?!). In the meantime, check out more pictures from the 9 Comic Con 2009 panel below.