Wildwood Film within the Works at LAIKA; Travis Knight to Direct

Studio LAIKA has introduced their subsequent undertaking, a stop-motion animated movie adaptation of Wildwood, the novel by The Decemberists lead singer and songwriter, Colin Meloy. LAIKA President and CEO, Travis Knight is about to direct the movie, plus we have a primary look picture of the movie too.

Particulars on the manufacturing are scarce presently, however we do know that Knight will direct the movie as his third function, following his Oscar nomination for Kubo and the Two Strings, and the surprisingly nice Transformers prequel, Bumblebee. We additionally know that the movie’s cinematography shall be lensed by a number of Oscar nominee cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, who has shot a number of the most visually distinct motion pictures ever made like The Proper Stuff, The Patriot, and in addition the primary Nationwide Treasure. Chris Butler, who co-wrote Kubo and the Two Strings, shall be dealing with the script for this new movie.

Wildwood is tailored from the novel of the identical identify by Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis, which is a fantasy story going down past the town limits of Portland. The story follows a younger lady who adventures into the forests with a classmate to rescue her child brother from a homicide of crows, in addition to roguish bandits and unusual speaking animals.

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LAIKA is without doubt one of the most fun animation studios working immediately, delivering thrilling tales instructed with gorgeous stop-motion animation and unbelievable units. Even their extra business fare like Lacking Hyperlink resulted in a enjoyable and visually distinct household journey, so a brand new undertaking from the studio, particularly one directed by Knight, is trigger for pleasure.

There is no such thing as a launch date but for Wildwood, however you may take a look at the movie’s first look picture and its synopsis under:

Picture through LAIKA

“Past Portland’s metropolis limits lies Wildwood. You’re not speculated to go there. You’re not even speculated to realize it exists. However Prue McKeel is about to enter this enchanted wonderland. Her child brother Mac has been taken by a homicide of crows into the forest’s depths, and he or she – alongside together with her hapless classmate Curtis – goes to get him again. Prue may suppose she’s too previous for fairytales, however she’s simply discovered herself on the heart of 1. One crammed with unusual speaking animals, roguish bandits, and highly effective figures with the darkest intentions.”

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