Watch Foxed!, that dark fantasy stop-motion short being adapted by David Cronenberg

Director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) is often attracted to offbeat material for his unsettling film projects, like the classic William Burroughs novel Naked Lunch, John Wagner's graphic novel A History of Violence and Patrick McGrath's psychological thriller Spider.   Last year it was announced that his next adaptation would be the twisted 3D stop-motion-animated short from 2013, Foxed!, by filmmaker James Stewart. 

Cronenberg's version of the material is said to blend a combination of stop-motion and CG animated sequences.  Now you can enter into this nightmare world of Foxed! yourself and see just what lured Cronenberg to the dark fantasy short in the first place.  Have a look and tell us if you believe it will be transformed into a terrifying feature film in the capable hands of the Canadian horror master.

Here's the official synopsis:

Filmed in stunning 3D, Director James Stewart crafts a cautionary tale of child labor, growing up in an environment of parental control, and how children are often misportrayed in the eyes of their parents. Be astonished by what lurks in plain sight. The sinister 3D stop-motion world of Foxed! reveals young Emily toiling in mines beneath her house, imprisoned by foxes who have duped her entire town into believing children can be replaced. Teeming with shadow and light, this grown up animation unfolds to explore themes of oppression and human rights in a riveting package that creates questions and leaves the audience anxious for more.


(Via Geek Tyrant)


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