The only animated film left in 2005 that I am excited
for is The Scanner
Darkly. The novel, written by Philip K. Dick, tells the
story of an undercover narcotics agent who does not know that the person
he is hunting is himself. Sound f*@ked up? Well, the story goes even further
by not having the happiest of endings and features main characters that
you will not like.
Keanu Reeves in The Scanner Darkly
Scanner Darkly Preview at Comic-Con
Unable to catch the San Diego Comic-Con convention
myself [I already whined about this in a previous article], it is nice to
hear positive reports from other entertainment websites. ComingSoon.Net
recently posted their experience with the preview of The Scanner Darkly
today at San Diego Comic-Con. What did they think? Well, check out this
The 3:15 scene [for The Scanner Darkly] that
was premiered is a farcical account by an excited Downey Jr., who enters
a house on a new bike - a bike he tells Reeves, Harrelson and Wynona Rider
he purchased for only $50. The trio on the couch is convinced the bike was
stolen by the gypsies that sold it to Downey Jr. The scene spirals into
a fast-paced exchange between the quartet about whether or not it was indeed
an 18-speed bike. Harrelson, only able to see nine gears on the bike, launches
a plan to "rescue the missing gears!" Downey has become convinced that the
"albino, shapeshifting lizard bitches" - his words - that sold him the bike
intent to sell him the missing gears one by one, thus in the end, negating
the great deal he got on it in the first place.
Both the trailer and scene were met with healthy applause.
Before I receive angry mail about my animation
comment, I do know that Valiant
is also another animated film [CG] coming to theatres this year [Aug 19th].
While there is early buzz going around for the animation starring Ewan McGregor,
the two trailers for the film did absolutely NOTHING for me. The fact that
this animation is from Walt Disney Pictures in their first debut without
their CG animation strength, Pixar, doesn't help my feelings for this film
either. But I could be wrong.
And, before I receive angry mail from the Chicken
Little fans, I know that is also coming our way on November
4th. But, again, the trailers for this CG animation did nothing for me as
well. But, again, I could be wrong.
To check out both reports from The Scanner Darkly preview at San
Diego Comic-Con, head over to ComingSoon.Net.
For the trailer, movie stills, and synopsis, go to The
Scanner Darkly Movie Page.
Stay tuned for updates.