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Wood joins Acker's big cast 9

ElijahWood.jpgElijah Wood is to voice a character in a star studded animated film called 9, he will play the lead character 9 who is a rag doll in Shane Acker's cartoon set in a post apocalyptic world.

Also set to star are a weight list of names such as Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reilly.

What's even more interesting is that the talent doesn't end in front of the camera, Tim Burton and the Russian Watch trilogy director Timur Bekmambetov are producing, so it sounds like this might have something special.

The film is a feature version of the Academy Award nominated short film that Acker developed and will feature a domineering war veteran by Plummer, an aged inventor by Landau, a brave warrior by Connelly, a mechanic by Reilly and a visionary by Glover, all as rag dolls and all named by a number.

According to Variety the film also captured the gold medal at the student Academy Awards and won animated film at the 2005 Comic-Con.

Sounds like a superb cast and production team, but I've heard nothing about the story before. Has anyone seen the short and can expand on the premise a bit more? Rag dolls in a post apocalyptic future sounds rather strange.





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You can find the clip on YouTube, if you're interested in watching it:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=964QHmjLqa0

Thanks for that Ralphie, much appreciated. It does look fantastic. Here's it embedded for all:

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