Something evil this way comes up in first viewing of Jordan Peele and Henry Selick’s upcoming stop-motion film Wendell & Wild.
Co-written by Peele and Selick, and later also directed, the film features an all-star voice cast, with Peele and frequent collaborator Keegan-Michael Key taking on the role of a duo of demons who must face off against their enemies. their arch enemy, the nun. Sister Helly (voiced by Angela Bassett), to find her way out of hell.
In the process, they enlist the help of Kat – the young, animated girl featured in the teaser trailer and voiced by Lyric Ross – to help. Also participating in the voiceover are James Hong, Ving Rhames and Sam Zelaya.
The minute-and-a-half-long teaser trailer offers a brilliant look at horror fantasy, urging viewers to “be careful what you want” as Kat plunges into a world of spooky (and gruesome) creatures. macabre), wildlife theme park and sprawling graveyard.
“Everybody has a demon,” Ross’ Kat teased. “My demons have names.”
Selick, who is known for his work leading stop-motion classics Coraline and Nightmare before Christmas, is also a director in addition to writing and composing for the Netflix animated feature. The story comes from both Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman.
Peele is producing, so are Selick and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. The film was first announced in 2015 with Netflix landing the film in 2018. The footage was shown during Netflix’s presentation at the Annecy International Film Festival in June.
The stop-motion animated film officially released on the streamer channel on October 28.