The trailer for the film of A Scanner Darkly is online. Looks good on Yahoo, or try this direct download.
Everyone's talking about the rotoscope visual effect, which is definitely cool and appropriate to the story. But what's most exciting is that a new Philip K. Dick story is being made into a film. And unlike other films there's no way to paper over the schizophrenic horror of this story, so we should finally get the unmedicated creepiness that makes PK Dick novels so great. A Scanner Darkly is the most disturbing and depressing of all his novels, particularly when you ignore the scifi trappings. If they stick to the story, it's gonna be a hell of a film.

I worry about the cast. Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder. If they just add Christian Slater they'd have the Asstastic Five. But it could work.

  2005-02-25 15:50 Z