The CG Beasts of Burden movie has finally sniffed out a director

It's been a year and a half since Dark Horse announced they were producing a CG movie based on its superb Beasts of Burden comic; if you've been eagerly awaiting the cinematic adaptation of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's tale of the watch dogs who keep their neighborhood safe from the eldritch abominations that haunt … » 2/20/13 11:40am 2/20/13 11:40am

Shane Acker's 9 Rules For Creating Great Post-Apocalyptic Movies

Shane Acker's animated movie 9 features nine plucky ragdolls facing an army of beast machines after the human race has died off. We talked to Acker a while back, and he told us nine rules for great post-apocalyptic films. » 9/11/09 12:39pm 9/11/09 12:39pm

If Nice Machines Battle Evil Machines After You're Dead, Will You Care?

In most post-apocalyptic movies, we bring destruction on ourselves with our advanced science, and there's a cautionary message about trusting technology. But the lyrical 9 may be the first film that shows good machines fighting evil ones, after we're dead. » 9/09/09 9:09am 9/09/09 9:09am

9's Stitchpunk Sneakers Climb Up The "Things We Need" Chart

As if we could get any more excited about Shane Acker's 9, they've brought out limited-edition 9 shoes. Last year, Focus Films put out the drool-inducing Coraline kicks, and now these shoes, which are well worth inflicting robot death for. » 7/22/09 9:20am 7/22/09 9:20am

Rag Dolls Fend Off a Mechanized Monster at the End of the World

While a pair of doll-like creatures pick through an apocalyptic junkyard, a monstrous automaton stalks them, intent on capturing their souls. Next year, Shane Acker’s Oscar-winning animated short 9 » 11/26/08 8:40am 11/26/08 8:40am gets the feature length treatment, backed by the voice work of Elijah Wood, Martin Landau, and Jennifer Connelly. The…