Interested in Some Futuristic French Animation? Check Out "Renaissance"

There's a new ultra-cool, adult-oriented animated flick on the horizon...check out pics and the UK trailer for "Renaissance," a fantastic-looking, black-and-white, French sci-fi thriller set in the year 2054.

"Renaissance" is set in a near-future Paris, and begins with the kidnapping of a beautiful scientist. Intrigue unfolds involving a gang, a multi-national corporation, and a maverick cop assigned to the case. Take a look at the sleek, visually striking U.K. trailer for more!




First-time feature director Christian Volckman is at the helm of "Renaissance," which was released in France earlier this year and will sweep through the U.K. this month, with an all-star lineup of U.K. voice actors dubbed in. Heading the cast will be James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, along with venerable thesps like Jonathan Pryce, Ian Holm, Romola Garai, and Catherine McCormack.





"Renaissance" is set to hit theaters stateside September 22, courtesy of Miramax Films. Click here to browse the photo gallery.


Comments

sweet phil

yakob froth

that seems really damn sweet

Jul 10 - 05:30 PM

PrecentorEpsilonXVI

James Humpula

Looks fun! Will it be for PS3 or 360?

Jul 10 - 08:53 PM

Jofo1185

jonathan foster

Umm it's a movie

Jul 10 - 09:20 PM

Jofo1185

jonathan foster

Umm it's a movie

Jul 10 - 09:20 PM

synergyred

Nancy Elizabeth

Looks great! I'm ready to give it a try.

Jul 10 - 10:44 PM

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Michael Sokiveta

Wow ... I don't know if that will be a good movie or not, but art like that is really hard to do. I mean, it's almost entirely in black and white and almost no gray. And even when they do use gray, it's only one value of gray and it's used for the background and not the character.

It is really hard to draw that way.

I wonder if the animators would ever break down and say, "Dang it, why can't we just do this in freakin color?"

Jul 11 - 03:28 AM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

Actually, the movie's not drawn, but motion-captured.

Jul 12 - 09:34 AM

McSalmon

Wade Meredtih

[b]Neato[/b]
I'll be there on opening day.

Jul 11 - 06:33 AM

wakeofinsanity

Jack Knut

Oh, damn I hope I don't have to wait like three months before it releases beyond New York and LA.

Jul 11 - 12:32 PM

Blue Arc

First Last

Looks like a black and white version of that cg Spiderman cartoon they had on awhile back. I don't mean to say that is a good thing, alot of the characters look so very stiff.

Jul 11 - 12:37 PM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

Just what we've been asking for, a movie with some creativity!!...and it's from overseas!! (of course; since the American movie industry doesn't give their own opportunities to be creative in film, they hark on making remakes of remakes and used plotlines over and over again, unlike Europe)

Jul 11 - 09:39 PM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

Actually, the movie's not drawn, but motion-captured.

Jul 12 - 09:34 AM

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