Acker’s 9 Scores a New Website

Focus Features has launched a brand new website for Shane Acker’s upcoming release, 9. Produced by Tim Burton, the CG-animated feature is based on the Oscar-winning student short by Acker.

The new site ( is dubbed The 9 Scientist’s Lab and allows visitors to explore and discover the Scientist’s inner most thoughts, ideas and inventions through his personal journal, videos, clippings, sketches, and more. You can explore his archives, and actively participate in the development of the story leading up to the opening scene of the film.

Slated for a 9/9/09 release date, 9 is voiced by Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman.
The plot centers on a freedom fighting character (9, voiced by Wood) who inspires others to join him in a fight against fearsome machines that rule a post-apocalyptic world. The film’s animation is handled by Starz Animation in Toronto, which is also handling Miramax’s upcoming Gnomeo and Juliet feature.

You can watch Acker’s original short which inspired the movie here: