Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, as Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his directorial debut, Get Out, will be joining once more his longtime friend Keegan-Micahel Key for a stop-motion animated film that’s coming to Netflix.
According to Deadline, Netflix has committed to finance and distribute Wendell and Wild, which will be directed by Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach, Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas helmer) with Key and Peele supplying the voices for two scheming demon brothers.
The story is based on an original idea by Selick, the stop-motion virtuoso whose filmography includes some of the greatest stop-motion pictures there are, with a script from Selick himself with Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman, while he’s working separately on developing a television adaptation of the video game Little Nightmares with Joe and Anthony Russo’s AGBO.
The film is set to be produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Peele via his Monkeypaw banner and Selick, with Sarah Serata as co-producer. As executive producers are Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato-Young, and Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for Gotham Group.
In case you didn’t know, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key have worked together before, on the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series Key and Peele, a sketch comedy television series, and on Mad TV.
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