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Exclusive: Early Concept Drawings from 9

Our ongoing coverage of Shane Acker's 9 continues with two new exclusives courtesy of Focus Features: never-before-seen character design sketches drawn by Acker during the initial conception of the character 8. These sketches showcase the filmmaker's amazing progression from initial drawing to final rendered character as seen in the film.

Win a 9 Prize Package

On 9/09/09 a visual feast for the eyes is coming by way of Timur Bekmambetov (creator of Night Watch, Day Watch, and Wanted), known simply as 9. To celebrate the film's release we have a neat little contest to get you all geared up!

NECA Unveils First Two Figures in Its 9 Line

The 09/09/09 release date of Shane Acker's 9 is fast approaching, and to celebrate, NECA has a new line of figures coming out, beginning with 1 (a good place to start) and 9.

Win a Pair of 9-Inspired Shoes From Focus Features!

Remember those cool limited edition 9-inspired shoes from Pony we showed you last week? Well, if you're ready to test your online "treasure hunting" skills, a pair of your very own could be in your future. Dread Central, in conjunction with Focus Features, is pleased to present our exclusive "9experiment.com Talisman Challenge Clue".

EXCLUSIVE! SDCC 09: Animated Flick, 9, Could be Coming at you in Three Dimensions!

Our fearless Uncle Creepy just phoned in from the heart of Comic Con with an exclusive about Shane Acker's animated flick, 9, so keep reading for the scoop!

Pony Introduces Limited Edition 9-Inspired Shoe

We've seen a lot of product tie-ins to films over the years, but the new limited edition 9 shoe from Pony is nothing if not inspired ... and extremely creative.

Exclusive Stills from 9: Battle Scenes

Leading up to the 9/9/09 release of 9 directed by Shane Acker, Focus Features has provided Dread Central with two new stills that give us an indication of the kind of mayhem our nine survivors are going to be facing in the film.

See All 9 Stitchpunk Images From 9!

So far, with regard to the upcoming animated film 9, we've met two characters: the beast known as The Seamstress and the good gal adventuress known as "7", voiced by Jennifer Connelly. Now Focus Features has released images of the remaining eight stitchpunk beings who comprise the titular "9".

Exclusive: Meet 7 From 9

Thanks to Focus Features, we're pleased to present Dread Central's second exclusive image from director Shane Acker's upcoming film 9: The character "7", who is voiced by Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly.

The 9 Scientist's Lab Is Open

Still not sure what to think about that new animated post-apocalyptic flick 9? One thing's for sure: Focus Features is pulling out all the stops in terms of back-story for the characters. This week they've launched a new website for The Scientist.

Exclusive: Meet the Seamstress from 9

Throughout the summer we'll be teaming up with Focus Features and their upcoming film 9 from director Shane Acker to provide exclusive imagery to the readers of Dread Central. First up: The Seamstress, one of the most advanced, subversive, and terrifying beasts in 9.

Wood, Elijah (9)

Best known to the world as Frodo, actor Elijah Wood is ready to take on another adventure seeking character in Shane Acker’s animated stitch-punk film, 9. In the movie, he plays number 9, th

Connelly, Jennifer (9)

Actress Jennifer Connelly has taken on a lot of intriguing and challenging roles throughout her career. Starting with her performance debut in Labyrinth, she continued to take on unconventi