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Four New Photos from Shane Acker’s 9

The Cat Beast surprises the “stitchpunk” creations

The Cat Beast surprises the “stitchpunk” creations

I was sent over four brand new high-resolution photos from Shane Acker’s upcoming post-apocalyptic epic adventure fantasy 9, one of which you can see above–click to enlarge (head on over the jump for the other three).

I recently wrote about this film in last week’s Sci-Fi Movies column at Trek Movie (which is, as always, linked to on this page) and I’m very excited about it.  It looks incredibly interesting and I love the design — described by its creative team as “Stitchpunk” — as seen in these high-res photos.

And to get you up to speed on the film, which hits theaters Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9/9/09), I’ve included a couple of the latest games, videos and information (including the synopsis) released about the film, so head on over the jump to check it all out.

The Cat Beast attacks #2 (voiced by Martin Landau)

The Cat Beast attacks #2 (voiced by Martin Landau)

#9 (at left, voiced by Elijah Wood) and #1 (at right, voiced by Christopher Plummer)

#9 (at left, voiced by Elijah Wood) and #1 (at right, voiced by Christopher Plummer)

One of the many fascinating landscapes

One of the many fascinating landscapes

Official Synopsis
A new era in animated storytelling begins on 9.9.09. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker’s distinctively original and thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman. When 9 (The Lord of the Ring’s Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

Focus Features has set up a brand-new Cognitive Circuit Minigame (an addicting little brainteaser invented by the 9 Scientist to help train the Brain as it was being created), which you can play yourself on  Also on the official site is the 9 Talisman, where you can create your own Talisman (

Other content previously released:

  • Meet the Scientist at
  • Explore the Scientist’s lab at
  • Watch the trailer at
  • Visit on your cell phone at
  • Sign up for mobile alerts by texting ‘9″ to 4FOCUS (436287)
  • Be sure to download the reader by texting ‘READER’ to 4FOCUS (436287)
    so you can decipher the secret messages on the street and gain access to exclusive

And lastly,Elijah Wood and producer Timur Bekmambetov created their own user generated video for the film and gave G4’s Attack of the Show an exclusive peek, which you can watch embedded below:

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