Did Tim Burton’s “9” Have A Video Game Tie-In?

By Spencer . January 8, 2010 . 12:50pm

imageAt one time, a company may have been developing a video game version of Tim Burton’s post-apocalyptic film 9. A staffer at Seven Studios (Scratch: The Ultimate DJ and umm… Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow) lists Nine the Game in his Linkedin resume.


The animator may have meant the other 2009 film Nine, but transitioning a movie with a film director going through a mid-life crisis seems rather unlikely.


Update: Looks like Seven Studios didn’t want this revealed. The animator updated his resume and removed Nine the Game, but Google’s cache remembers it was there. Plus we took a screenshot just in case.

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  • MisterNiwa

    Is.. this movie, out yet?

    • Yeah, it was released in theaters a few months back. It just came and went.

      “but transitioning a movie with a film director going through a mid-life crisis seems rather unlikely.”
      I’d play it! Sort of a fantasy of mine is seeing something like American Beauty (or Kevin Spacey) in game form.
      “Today, I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go #$&! himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.”

      • That would be a new sort of life sim game =P I’d buy it just for its uniqueness XD

      • MisterNiwa

        Wow, i guess it didnt run in German Theaters then.

  • Abdul_Rahman

    Nothing worse than video games based on a movie, except a video game based on a bad movie. Thank God they probably knew how bad the movie is, and imagined how bad the game can be.

    • Yeah, I didn’t like it either. But, while I was watching it, I imagined what might happen if they decided to make it a game instead of a movie. I think it would have been an interesting game, if they polished the story a bit, and added personality to the characters.

      • Aoshi00

        I thought the animation was amazing and I liked the story and setting as well. I guess there’s a lot of potential that hasn’t been tapped into, the end was kind of like lifestream in FF7. I can imagine how all those mechanical beasts (cat, bird, creepy seamstress, giant spider, etc) could turn into cool bosses. A game based on “9” might actually be kind of cool, w/ platforming and fighting giant bosses. Then again, I like almost all CG films, but I thought this one was rather unique, even though not perfect.

        • Better, yet, have them based on Little Big Planet’s Sackboys

  • conchobhar

    I think you mean Shane Acker’s “9”.

    • Aoshi00

      I guess it’s kind of like Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson for District 9 right? I think Tim Burton being the producer might have influenced the film quite much even though Shane Acker was the director, at least stylistically.

      • conchobhar

        Burton may have been an influence, but it would have to be long before; 9 is basically an expanded version of Acker’s own short film (also titled 9). Burton was so impressed with the short film that he produced a feature film.

        • Aoshi00

          I was watching the behind the scene stuffs on the DVD, I think Acker actually didn’t get the say to everything in the feature film, since it’s not a one man show anymore, like the short when he did as a student in UCLA. So I suppose he had to work w/ writers and probably Burton’s input and makes some compromises in this movie, even though the original idea came from him.

  • Isn’t it Timur something something from the Nightwatch/Daywatch movies???

    • Kris

      Timur Bekmambetov co-produced it, I think.
      I was disappointed because the fight scenes weren’t nearly as interesting as Wanted’s.

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