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A Scanner Darkly, looking awesome

Despite the reported troubles with production, with each trailer I see of the upcoming movie A Scanner Darkly I am more and more interested in it. I am not familiar with the books at all, but here is IMDB's plot summary of the movie:

"A Scanner Darkly" is set in suburban Orange County, California in the future. It imagines a paranoid world in which it seems two of every 10 Americans has been hired by the government to spy on the other 8 -- in the name of national security and drug enforcement. When one reluctant government recruit (Reeves) is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a journey into the absurd, where outsourced government contractors largely define the social construct, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode, and where not even his girlfriend can be trusted. The film highlights the inconsistencies and ironic consequences of the war on drugs.

Honestly, for me the main attraction of the movie has nothing to do with the story, but with the "Rotoscoping" animation technique used in making the movie (they film the actors, then go over the footage with a computer program, add in sets, and draw all the actors - read more on the tech behind the movie in this WIRED article).
The end result is pretty awesome:


From the looks of it, the movie could be awful, but at the same time send my eyes into a state of euphoria.
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Wednesday, April 19th 2006
I am with you. I love the look, and I hope to see more stuff like this. My eyes hurt when I see animation that is trying not to be animation. For example: the new King Kong. I had to turn it off. I couldn't stand it, almost every seen was green sreened. I cannot be fooled, yet. I am fine with movies that are half animation like Roger Rabbit when they aren't trying to fool anybody, but King Kong, Spider Man... This movie isn't trying to fool anyone either. This movie is green screened also, but then they animate that and all the rest of it. I hope the story works, but I am already sold on the animation.
Thursday, May 11th 2006
Waking Life http://www.wakinglifemovie.com/ AFAIK was the pioneer in this style.

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