When I heard that Aeon Flux was being made into a full-length feature film, I danced a jig eight times with joy. When I found out that it wasn’t animated, I nearly choked on my tears. As excited as I am that the Aeon Flux phenomenon is being revisited, I am worried that Charlize Theron won’t be able to do justice to the part. Ah yes, I remember the days of my friends and I sneaking peeks at Aeon Flux episode VHS tapes at the age of 12 and turning it off at the sound of a grownup’s footsteps. We were enthralled by the twisted storylines, Aeon’s complete lack of empathy for bad guys, and the sauciness of her barely-there leather suit and five foot long legs. Those strangely long legs will be sorely missed in the new film, as will the rest of the beautiful animation by Peter Chung. Since chances are low that the film will eloquently introduce Aeon to popular culture, we can at least hope that it will create enough hype for Chung to produce modern animated episodes.
The movie comes out December 12th, but even more exciting, the digitally re-mastered DVD collection of all of the animated episodes comes out November 22nd!