A Scanner Darkly
- Original title
A Scanner Darkly
- Running time
- 100 min.
- United States
Richard Linklater (Novel: Philip K. Dick)
Animation, Shane F. Kelly
Robert Downey Jr.,
Warner Independent Pictures
Animation. Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Drama. Thriller | Adult Animation. Dystopia. Drugs
- Movie Groups
Philip K. Dick Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- "A Scanner Darkly" is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop (Reeves) is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. It is a cautionary tale of drug use based on the novel by Philip K. Dick and his own experiences. "A Scanner Darkly" stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane and is written for the screen and directed by Richard Linklater. Like a graphic novel come to life, "A Scanner Darkly" will use live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process (interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future. The technology, first employed in Richard Linklater's 2001 film "Waking Life," has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail.
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Animated Film
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