Mix one part A-ha’s “Take on Me” with a little “Stranger Than Fiction,” and apparently out comes “Zoom,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Alison Pill. Directed by Pedro Morelli, the film looks like it could grab a lot of attention with its mixture of live action and animation in a story about a comic book creator whose work comes to life.
Pill stars as Emma, a sex doll maker and comic book creator who’s writing a comic about her dream man Edward. In the film’s various animated sequences, Edward comes to life, played by an animated Bernal, and proceeds to direct a film about a model named Michelle, who just happens to be writing a book about a comic book creator named Emma. Did you follow that? Here’s the official synopsis:
ZOOM is a fast-paced, pop-art inspired, multi-plot contemporary comedy. The film consists of three seemingly separate but ultimately interlinked storylines about a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each character lives in a separate world but authors a story about the life of another.
The comic book artist, Emma, works by day at an artificial love doll factory, and is hoping to undergo a secret cosmetic procedure. Emma’s comic tells the story of Edward, a cocky film director with a debilitating secret about his anatomy. The director, Edward, creates a film that features Michelle, an aspiring novelist who escapes to Brazil and abandons her former life as a model. Michelle, pens a novel that tells the tale of Emma, who works at an artificial love doll factory… And so it goes…
Co-starring Mariana Ximenes, Don McKellar, Tyler Labine, Jennifer Irwin and Jason Priestley, the film —which also features a score by Canadian DJ Kid Koala— opens in limited theaters and hits VOD on September 2nd.