Netflix has released a new clip from Henry Selick’s forthcoming stop-motion feature Wendell & Wild. The footage was made available as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week announcements, which focus on the streamer’s genre productions.
The footage shows more of the film’s main character, Kat (Lyric Ross), who becomes entangled with two demon brothers, voiced by Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. Peele also co-wrote the script with Selick, based on an unpublished book by Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman.
Jordan Peele?! Henry Selick! Watch this equal parts terrifying and cuddly #GeekedWeek exclusive clip from their upcoming stop motion film Wendell and Wild. Premiering this October. pic.twitter.com/wzUicOyM6L
— Netflix (@netflix) June 7, 2022
Wendell & Wild is Selick’s first feature since 2009’s Coraline. The film is set for an October release, just in time for Halloween. Selicks’ directorial debut, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, came out around Halloween in 1993 and went on to become a modern classic, so expectations are high to see if he can deliver another spooky treat.
Selick and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein are producing for The Gotham Group. The executive producers are Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato-Young, and Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group. Argentinian artist Pablo Lobato is designing the characters.