Journey into the deepest, darkest corners of Rio de Janeiro in the teaser for the anime-influenced Brazilian/French animated feature Heart of Darkness:
The proposed film transplants Joseph Conrad’s classic novel of the same name from Africa to a “near future” Rio. Here’s the official synopsis:
Marlow is a young police officer whose mission is to find and capture a certain Captain Kurtz, legendary member of the police who deserted the corporation and maintains a rebellious society in an almost inaccessible place in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Marlow will have to fulfill his mission in a small boat, undertaking a dangerous journey, navigating precariously the mangrove channels, through the outskirts of Rio, between the slums, pollution and garbage, far from the beautiful and worlwide known touristic postcards of Rio de Janeiro.
Conrad’s classic has inspired numerous film and TV projects in the past, most famously Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, a Vietnam War-era update of the story.