What does the scanner see? Into the head? Into the heart? Journey into the absurd, a place where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode and where no one can be trusted. Welcome to the world of A Scanner Darkly. Starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson, A Scanner Darkly will be released onto DVD on 22nd January. The DVD features an audio commentary by the writer and director Richard Linklater as well as two documentaries: The Story Of Filming A Scanner Darkly and The Weight of the Line : Animation Tales.
From the novel by Philip K. Dick – the sci-fi legend whose books have been the source for the movies Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report - A Scanner Darkly is brought to the screen by filmmaker Richard Linklater. The film employs live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process--interpolated rotoscoping--to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future.