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9 (2009)

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Animation, Action, Adventure |

9 is a American computer-animated post apocalyptic film directed by Shane Acker, written by Pamela Pettler and was produced by Jim Lemley, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov and Dana Ginsburg. The film stars the voice of Elijah Wood as the titular role, alongside other voices of John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover with Martin Landau and Fred Tatasciore.

The film is based on Acker’s Academy Award-nominated 2005 short film of the same name created at the UCLA Animation Workshop. Focus Features released it theatrically on September 9, 2009. It received generally mixed reviews from critics and earned $48.4 million on a $30 million budget.

In an alternate 1930s world, an unnamed scientist is ordered by his dictator to create a robot in the apparent name of progress. Following these orders, the scientist creates the B.R.A.I.N., a robot with high intelligence the scientist literally created from his own intellect, allowing it to be able to create other robots and machines. Upon its completion, however, the dictator quickly seizes the machine from the scientist before he can give it any human characteristics, such as a soul, and makes it into the Fabrication Machine, an armature that can construct an army of war machines that will destroy the dictator’s enemies. Lacking a soul, however, the Fabrication Machine decides to exterminate all of Earth’s population, and it programs the created army of war machines to attack humanity, wiping out all plant, animal and microbial life with waves of toxic gas and chemical weapons.

Director: Shane Acker

Writers: Pamela Pettler (screenplay by), Shane Acker (story by)

Stars: Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Jennifer Connelly, Fred Tatasciore, Alan Oppenheimer, Tom Kane, Helen Wilson

Cast:

Christopher Plummer#1 (voice)
Martin Landau#2 (voice)
John C. Reilly#5 (voice)
Crispin Glover#6 (voice)
Jennifer Connelly#7 (voice)
Fred Tatasciore#8 / Radio Announcer (voice)
Elijah Wood#9 (voice)
Alan OppenheimerScientist (voice)
Tom KaneDictator (voice)
Helen WilsonNews Caster (voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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