Philip K. Dick A Scanner Darkly
A Scanner Darkly
Based on the 1977 novel by Philip K. Dick (More information)
July 7, 2006
DVD Release Date:
December 19, 2006
Cast and Characters:
Keanu Reeves as Fred/Bob Arctor
Rory Cochrane as Freck
Robert Downey Jr. as Barris
Woody Harrelson as Luckman
Winona Ryder as Donna
About the Film
"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 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.
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 Linklaterís 2001 film "Waking Life," has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail.
May 15, 2006 - Trailer Remix Contest gives fans an opportunity to create their own multimedia trailer for A Scanner Darkly. Prizes include an all-expenses paid trip to the U.S. Premiere, a state of the art editing system and other goodies.
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April 25, 2006 - A Scanner Darkly Web Site Unveiled by Warner Independent (and it's really cool!)
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April 20, 2006 - A Scanner Darkly Selected for 2006 Cannes Film Festival, May 17-28. One of two films for director Linklater at this year's festival.
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April 14, 2006 - Get to know your artists. Scanner artists unveil web site featuring their work on this and other projects.
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February 17, 2006 - New 'A Scanner Darkly' Trailer Gets Rave Reviews on Ain't It Cool News. Watch Quicktime Trailer >>
February 17, 2006 - 'A Scanner Darkly' Graces Wired Magazine's Cover. "Trouble in Toontown" details film's origins and production. Read the full article >>
February 13, 2006 - 'A Scanner Darkly' Movie Trailer To World Premiere On Amp'd Mobile Handsets. Read More >>
February 6, 2006 - On Newstands Now: A Scanner Darkly Revealed
A Scanner Darkly Still Photo Gallery
(New Images Added - May 15, 2006)
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