9 script
9 (2009)
Synopsis: 9 is a 2009 American computer animated post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller film directed by Shane Acker, written by Pamela Pettler, and produced by Jim Lemley, Dana Ginsburg, Tim Burton, and Timur Bekmambetov. The film stars the voice talents of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, and Fred Tatasciore. It is based on Acker's Academy Award-nominated 2005 short film of the same name. Focus Features released it theatrically on September 9, 2009. The film received generally mixed reviews from critics and it earned $48.4 million on a $30 million budget. It also received an Annie Award nomination for Best Animated Effects in a Feature Production. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 29, 2009.

The dictator CONTINUES ON WITHOUT BREAKING STRIDE.

DICTATOR:

(chillingly)

Yes. Perfect.

And we:

DISSOLVE TO:

SEQ. 010 - Title Sequence

IN BLACK:

TITLE CARD #1

4.

RADIO (V.O.)

(robotic sounding)

Alert. We are in a state of

emergency...

Sounds of WAR:
EXPLOSIONS, MACHINE GUNS, SCREAMS...

FADE UP INTO:

INT. SCIENTIST’S WORKSHOP - DAY

A tiny, cluttered attic, filled with bits and pieces of foundmaterial--burlap, door hinges, an old shoe, old eyeglasses,

rusty scissors, pen nibs, gas masks etc. We see the tinylittle box sitting on the cluttered makeshift worktable.

TITLE CARD #2

RADIO (V.O.)

...the Machines have become

uncontrollable... they are shootingat will... ALERT: stay in yourhomes.

Grainy footage as we see the scientist looking arounddesperately--he’s obviously in hiding.

SCIENTIST:

(heartbroken)

My invention... my beauty... beautywas taken...

He is feverishly cobbling together a SMALL BURLAP DOLL.

He labels the burlap doll on its back: “1.” He makes franticnotes in a journal. He brushes his fingers over the littlebox for good luck, then moves towards a strange contraptionon the table.

FLASHES and EXPLOSIONS shake the workshop horribly.

TITLE CARD #3

RADIO (V.O.)

Reports are coming in... they’vebreached the Northern walls of the

city...

The radio voice is DROWNED OUT BY EXPLOSIONS.

DISSOLVE TO:

5.

TITLE CARD #4

INT. SCIENTIST’S LAB - ANOTHER DAY

RADIO (V.O.)

An announcement from our

Chancellor!

DICTATOR’S VOICE

(on the radio)

Comrades, I have lost control. TheMachine is now our enemy. We need

to join forces to fight against it.

We hear EXPLOSIONS and SCREAMS outside.

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Pamela Pettler

Pamela Pettler is an American screenwriter, television producer and television writer. more…

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