What does a scanner see? Into the head? Into the heart? From the novel by Philip K. Dick - the sci-fi legend whose works-to-film include Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report - comes A Scanner Darkly, brought to the screen by filmmaker Richard Linklater with an edgy graphic-novel look.The time: just beyond now. The place: suburbia. The story: a twisted, funny tale of people hooked on Substance D. And of a government that cheerfully destroys its citizens - their rights, their relationships- in order to save them. Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane play strung-out friends terrified of each other and of spies, Keanu Reeves plays a spy who's also one of the friends... until his two personalities begin to split. Enjoy the paranoia. Nobody's watching you. Really.
Set in a not-too-distant future where America has lost it's "war" on drugs, Fred, an undercover cop, is one of many people hooked on the popular drug, Substance D, which causes it's users to develop split personalities. Fred is obsessed with taking down Bob, a notorious drug dealer, but due to his Substance D addiction, he does not know that he is also Bob. Based on a classic novel by Philip K. Dick. Starring Keanu Reeves (Matrix Franchise), Academy Award-nominee® and Golden Globe-winner® Winona Ryder (Girl, Interrupted, Mr. Deeds), Academy Award® and Emmy-nominee® and Golden Globe-winner® Robert Downey Jr. Ironman Franchise, Sherlock Holmes), and Academy Award® and Golden Globe-nominee® and Emmy-winner® Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, the People vs. Larry Flynt). Directed by Academy Award-nominee® Richard Linklater (Before Sunset, Dazed and Confused). Filmed in live-action, and then animated using the same critically acclaimed process that Linklater used in his previous film, Waking Life.