March 3, 2006
Scanner Darkly 30 Minute Preview Write-up
IGN has posted a write-up of the 30 minute preview of Scanner Darkly shown at the New York Comic Con (NYCC 06). In it, Chris Carle writes:
In the thirty minutes we saw, the most overwhelming feeling the movie creates is a sense of crushing paranoia. The animation oozes and slinks around, casting an eerie sheen on the proceedings. The film opens with a crazy-making drug sequence where one of the (allegedly) addicted characters claws at his body, feeling he is being attacked by giant aphids. That scene sets the tone for the claustrophobic and desperate film, but what ices the sense of paranoia is the technology known as a “scramble suit,” a sort of camouflage which cycles through millions of random body parts, completely obscuring its wearer. The film invites us inside the suit, where we see the world from the perspective of the main character, played by sci-fi vet Keanu Reeves.
Looks like we’re going to get some pretty incredible visuals of cool technologies which strengthen an interesting storyline. I can’t wait!