Sequart Research and Literary Organization has released a new trailer for Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, the forthcoming documentary film about the acclaimed and influential comic book writer. The new clip features variously effusive and (humorously) evasive remarks from such friends and admirers of Ellis as Joss Whedon, Ben Templesmith, Wil Wheaton, adult film star Stoya, Helen Mirren, Katelan Foisy and Kelly Sue DeConnick.

You can check out the NSFW (language) trailer after the cut.From the makers of Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts will be released theatrically and on DVD later this year.

The film features the most extensive interview Ellis has ever given, and spans his life, from his first memory watching the moon landing as a child, to his recent cross-media success with the film adaptation of Red. Along the way, Ellis's acerbic wit and core belief in humanity comes across like never before.

Complimenting Ellis's own words are interviews with his artistic collaborators, friends and admirers from across all media, including actress Helen Mirren, comedian Patton Oswalt, Adult Film Star Stoya, Musician Claudio Sanchez (of Coheed and Cambria), comics writers Matt Fraction and Antony Johnston, and futurist Jamais Cascio. Ellis's comics collaborators like Marvel Comics CCO Joe Quesada, artists Darick Robertson, Ben Templesmith and Phil Jimenez also provide insight into Ellis's mind and creative workings. The film features numerous ambient interludes that spotlight Ellis's prose and writing from both his online columns and his comics.

The film was shot over the course of 2010 and 2011 in England, San Diego and New York, and is nearing the end of photography now. It will be completed by the summer, released theatrically in the Fall with a late 2011 DVD release to follow.

The film was directed by Patrick Meaney, shot by Jordan Rennert, and produced by Respect Films and Sequart, as a followup to the critically acclaimed Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods.

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