from Fred Topol at SciFi Wire
9‘s “stitchpunk” universe offers cinema a new fantasy realm as a group of mechanical rag dolls represent the remainder of human life in a post-apocalyptic world. It has a strong fantasy pedigree, too, with directors Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch) and Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands) producing and some fantasy heavyweights providing the voices.
As the voice of 9, the most hopeful and idealistic of the creatures, Wood saw another quest hero similar to Frodo Baggins. “I’m certainly familiar with it, but I also think it’s a very old construct,” Wood said in an exclusive interview on Aug. 21 in Beverly Hills, Calif. “The notion that there’s an innocent or a character that must achieve something by way of a quest or a journey, I think that’s something that we, in a lot of ways, can relate to. You see a lot in fantasy stories and sci-fi stories and all kinds of storytelling, the notion that a character has to accept a sense of responsibility and then take a journey on some level to achieve it.”
Read More (including Jennifer Connelly’s take on 9) here
Steampunk and post-apocalyptic; sounds right up my alley. Since it’s a Tim Burton film, you know it will be well made.
What did you think of Elijah Wood’s analysis? Are you interested in seeing this?