July 02, 2004
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Just a few production details from Indie Wire:

SCANNING: Warner Independent Pictures has announced that production has wrapped on the much-buzzed-about Richard Linklater adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "A Scanner Darkly." The film, starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder, and Rory Cochrane, was being shot in Austin, Texas. It is about a suburban California cop (Reeves) in a drug-fueled future who has to spy on his friends. The film will use live action photography with rotoscoping animation to create its vision of the future. Warner Indie noted that the rotoscoping process, seen in Linklater's "Waking Life," "has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail." Since publication in 1977, Dick's classic has sold more than 20 million books worldwide. The Section Eight/Detour project is being produced by Anne Walker-McBay, Tommy Pallotta, Jonah Smith, Palmer West, and Erwin Stoff. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Jennifer Fox, Ben Cosgrove, and John Sloss are executive producing. Warner Indie, which is co-financing with Smith and West's Thousand Words, plans a fall 2005 release.

darkly | from inside the mind of krix at July 02, 2004 11:12 AM .

Relieved to see that Warner Indie didn't use the term "raises the bar" in describing improvements in the rotoscoping process.
"Evolved to even more emotional impact and detail" sounds much more zen-like and far less stressful.

PS: Getting the main actors' management involved in the actual production seems to be par for the course, but could there be more producers? LOL

Posted by: Chianti on July 2, 2004 11:53 AM

...glad they only had one director, though!

Posted by: Niobe on July 2, 2004 12:27 PM

Yes, it seems EVERYBODY wanted to be a producer. Hee! Joel Silver, look out! They're ALL after your job, LOL!
Hm. Why aren't *we* all on that list, though? It's not as if they had any restrictions on the number of producers ;-)

Posted by: Julie! on July 2, 2004 05:37 PM

LOL@multiple producers!...good thing just ONE director ;-)

"Evolved to even more emotional impact and detail"...can't wait for the release!

Posted by: shelz on July 3, 2004 01:32 AM
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