Wiki: 9 is a 2009 American computer-animated science fantasy adventure feature film directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. It is based on Acker’s Academy Award-nominated 2005 short film of the same name.
Prior to the events of film, a scientist is ordered by his dictator to create a machine in the apparent name of progress. The Scientist uses his own intellect to create the Fabrication Machine (or B.R.A.I.N.), a thinking robot. However, the dictator quickly seizes the machine and uses it construct an army of war machines to destroy the dictator’s enemies. Lacking a soul, the Fabrication Machine is corrupted and exterminates all organic life using toxic gas. In desperation, the Scientist uses alchemy to create nine homunculus-like ragdolls known as Stitchpunks using portions of his own soul via a talisman, but dies as a result.