a scanner darkly – looks hot!

a scanner darkly – looks hot!
January 18, 2006 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

oh i am so excited for this movie – a scanner darkly (due in theaters july 7th) i just adore director richard linklater – and this movie based on the philip k. dick book of the same title looks to be very promising – the film is done in the same very cool animation style that linklater’s waking life used – i loved that movie too! anyways check out some more info below and you can check the trailer below – i will be back later! popbytes over & out for now! xxoo

a scanner darkly trailer

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“A Scanner Darkly” is set in suburban Orange County, California in a
future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant
undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched
on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties
are impossible to decode. It is a cautionary tale of drug use based on
the novel by Philip K. Dick and his own experiences.

Like a graphic novel come to life, “A Scanner Darkly” will use live
action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process
(interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision
of the future. The technology, first employed in Richard Linklater’s
2001 film “Waking Life,” has evolved to produce even more emotional
impact and detail.

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and
Rory Cochrane