April 18th, 2006

a scanner darkly

just found this trailer for A Scanner Darkly (a philip k dick adaption). been following the progress of this one for a while. shooting finished a couple of years ago, and you can see what they've been busy doing sensesince. very pretty rotoscoping indeed. really does look like sophisticated hyper-realistic graphic novel art come alive. which is a bit odd.

PKD adaptions are variable things: compare the big three of Blade Runner (classic), Total Recall (fun but ultimately brainless romp) and Minority Report (which i liked, but dust hasn't settled on yet), so we shall see if it is any good. it seems it will be pretty faithful, at least. released August 18th in the UK!