Satoshi Kon RETURNS with “The Dream Machine” [first look]

The official site for The Dream Machinehas launched, bringing with it the first images of Kon’s enigmatic robots, Robin and Rurico.

Satoshi Kon is the man. If you’re not into Anime, and you may have very good reason not to be, I can tell you now that if you watched just one of Satoshi Kon’s films your mind will change from this 😦 to this 🙂 His surreal works are the best and are always a saving grace for the (sometimes cliché) anime genre.

Director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Paprika, Paranoia Agent) is taking a crack at child-friendly fare with his all-robot road movie The Dream Machine. The film’s first images highlight Kon’s strange and lovely robotic creations:

The plot of The Dream Machine has yet to be revealed (at least in English), but Kon gave his overview on the film last year in an interview with Anime News Network:

“The title will be Yume Miru Kikai. In English, it will be The Dream Machine. On the surface, it’s going to be a fantasy-adventure targeted at younger audiences. However, it will also be a film that people who have seen our films up to this point will be able to enjoy. So it will be an adventure that even older audiences can appreciate. There will be no human characters in the film; only robots. It’ll be like a “road movie” for robots.”

~ by Fionnlagh on November 23, 2009.

2 Responses to “Satoshi Kon RETURNS with “The Dream Machine” [first look]”

  1. Awesome 0_o, will have to keep an eye out for this one indeed.

  2. […] don’t want to believe this… Director Satoshi Kon has died at age 47 I love love love all of Satoshi Kon’s work. He was a great storyteller and one of my favourite filmmakers; […]

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