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Scanner Darkly at Comic-Con

Published July 14, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Independant
The Scanner Darkly Keanu Reeves in The Scanner Darkly
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.

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 snippet below:

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.

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