Henry Selick is a one-of-a-kind filmmaker. In the world of stop-motion animation, he is in a league of his own as the acclaimed director behind such great films as “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” After a 13-year gap, Selick returns this year with his first film since 2009’s “Coraline,” the Neil Gaiman adaptation that marked some children for life but, above all, enchanted them with otherworldly dreams. . This time, Selick is adapting the words of a book he wrote himself, along with Clay McLeod Chapman (“The Boy”): his highly anticipated Netflix fantasy film “Wendell & Wild” is coming to our screens in October, just weather. for spooky season.
If you’re old enough, you probably remember the wonder and terror of seeing “Coraline” for the first time. Well, now the next generation can also experience the joy of seeing magic on screen between their fingers! “Wendell & Wild” is expected to strike a similar balance of horror and comedy, not only because of Selick’s involvement, but because it’s a co-production with horror extraordinaire Jordan Peele. The duo came together to write the script just before Peele’s appearance with “Get Out,” and after a very long and complicated production process, we are now weeks away from enjoying the fruits of their labor.
Believe it or not, that’s just a one of the exciting duos that came out of “Wendell & Wild”: This film also reunites Peele with his “Key and Peele” co-creator Keegan-Michael Key, and together they voice the main characters, a pair of cunning demons who they manipulate a 13-year-old in an attempt to wreak havoc on the human world. You can check out the latest trailer for the film below!
Watch the trailer for Wendell & Wild
As usual, there will be plenty of appropriately spooky Halloween deals to be had as the fall season kicks into high gear, but from the sounds of it, “Wendell & Wild” will be the must-see movie of the bunch. The film follows the story of young Kat Elliot (Lyric Ross) who doesn’t seem to be familiar with some essential rules of horror: she never makes evil deals and she tries to stay awake. Unfortunately, this 13-year-old orphan has passionate dreams that she’s desperate to make come true, but what she doesn’t realize is that the demons she crosses paths with have dreams of their own and a dark plan to help make them come true. . . Here’s the synopsis for more details:
“From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and producer Jordan Peele comes WENDELL & WILD, an animated story about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Key) and Wild (Peele), who enlist the help of Kat Elliot, a tough teenager with a heap of guilt—to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure unlike any other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through of the artisanal art of stop movement.”
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The “Wendell & Wild” trailer only adds to the excitement for Selick’s latest film; The creepy sequences and disturbing dream logic give us a promising glimpse into the next adventures of Kat, who is ruled by fear and haunted by ghosts. Especially exciting is what we see of Scream Fair, the theme park where damned souls spend eternity on gloomy rides. This serves as the demon duo’s domain; Meanwhile, Kat is living through her own hell, fresh out of reform school and still mourning the loss of her beloved parents. Her respected frustration is what binds the three together, each seeking an escape with no idea of the consequences.
Along with the three leads, the film also stars Angela Bassett (“Black Panther”), James Hong (“Kung Fu Panda”), Tamara Smart (“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting”), Natalie Martinez (“The Twilight Zone”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Dances with Wolves”), Ramona Young (“Never Have I Ever”) and Ving Rhames (“Pulp Fiction”).
“Wendell & Wild” arrives on Netflix on October 28, 2022.