Amazing trailer for Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly
20th Feb 05
Wow! Now this could be shaping up to be the cult film of 2005. The new teaser trailer has just popped up online for Richard Linklater's latest, A Scanner Darkly, an adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's novel starring Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, Winona Rider and Robert Downey Jr.
Don't expect to see them as they look on the screen though, for it seems Linklater has returned to his technique used in Waking Life whereby he filmed the actors before turning the footage into animation.
But what beautiful animation it is too. One of the problems with Waking Life was the constant shift of animation styles, but this film seems to have gone for just the one style, a higly designed look with lots of computer effects giving it a feel of sci-fi Manga, with an American sheen.
The film will have a limited US release in spetember, but for now you can check out the trailer at ifilm.com.
Plot Synopsis: Seven years from now, a new highly addicitve drug called Substance D emerges. The main side effect of Substance D is that is causes split personalities on all those who use it.
Drug cop Fred(Keanu Reeves) is working undercover to catch Bob a big-time drug dealer. Little does he realise that he is chasing himself, as Bob is really just one of Fred's many personalities.