The new king of horror, Jordan Peele, has teamed up with the old master Henry Selick to bring a new stop-motion animation film Wendell & Wild. The lustrous new animated feature film will arrive just in time for Halloween.
Selick obviously draws upon all his classic Nightmare Before Christmas characteristics as Wendell & Wild brings the colourful side of Halloween to the fore with cartoon charm. It’s not going to be as spooky as Us, but it will capture the spirit of the season.
In the feature, Peele teams up with his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key as they take on the roles of Wild and Wendell respectively. These two devious demon brothers have to face their archenemy with the help of a kindly nun named Sister Helly.
As the quirky synopsis states: “Two scheming demons strike a deal with a punk rock-loving teen so they can leave the Underworld and live out their dreams in the Land of the Living.”
Selick and Peele wrote the script together (with additional work by Keegan-Michael Key and Clay McLeod Chapman), so it’s crammed with the former’s James and the Giant Peach quirks while the latter brings the comic comfort and shocking jolts. It is guaranteed to be a macabre meeting of minds.
The animation also stars Tamara Smart, Lyric Ross, Ramona Young, Sam Zelaya and Ving Rhames. It is due for release on Netflix on October 28th.
You can check out the trailer below.