I have been geeked™ on Renaissance ever since the animated film's impressive trailers. We were originally given a tiny poster to show off the film and now, finally, have received the much larger version.
Violence, crime, science fiction, death and darkness all in a single animation? Sounds almost too good to be true. After watching the trailers for Renaissance, however, this is definitely the real deal.
When 22-year-old Ilona (Romola Garai), one of Avalon's most promising scientists, is abruptly kidnapped, Avaloncalls on Barthélémy Karas (Daniel Craig), a Paris cop with a hard-fought reputation for finding anyone, no matter what sacrifices he has to make along the way. As the trail gets hot, Karas senses he's not the only one looking for the beautiful enigma, and every witness he digs up seems to turn up dead.
To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research – where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and miracles can be bought but at a great price.
Renaissance is a bold never-before-seen vision of a stark near future drenched in hidden secrets and technological frontiers. Directed by Christian Volckman, Renaissance takes film noir to its most stylized edge, utilizing live action-motion capture, animated in 3D and rendered in high contrast black and white to create a graphic novel come-to-life.
Three words: Cool, Cool, Cool.
Renaissance has a limited release on September 22nd.