A demo reel of AXIS, a CG crafted film created under the banners of Chaman Prods., Vivendi Universal's StudioCanal and TVA International, will be premiered at this year's 28th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). The event takes place in Los Angeles on August 12-17.
AXIS features the voice work of Kirsten Dunst, Richard Harris, Anjelica Huston, Keith David, Greg Proops and Michael McShane.
The film will tell the story of a spirited teenager named Kaena (Dunst) who leaves the safety of her massive tree city, called Axis, to discover why her hometown's life giving sap is waning. Defying the rules, she journeys down to the tree's roots where she encounters an alien race called Selenites, whose questionable methods are an attempt to save the tree.
The film, which as yet does not have an American distributor, was created with an eye towards a PG rating. The film looks to be hitting theater screens in 2002.