Tonight, Harry Knowles has posted a few stills from Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly. The Philip K. Dick story has become a feature film, set for release in September. It’s live action and animation combined, in a style similar to – but seemingly removed from – the styles of Linklater’s groundbreaking Waking Life.
The “Tommy” that Harry refers to is Tommy Pallotta, the incredibly talented animator and music video director. Since he’s in Austin working on this, Tommy and I have been meaning to get together for a while. Now, I see what’s been keeping him so busy. A few months ago, I was on the set of the shoot, and it’s pretty great to see some of these elements after the animators and illustrators have come and gone. Also on the set were Dick’s daughters, and I’m sure the family is very pleased with the things they see.