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Unconfirmed: Nick Park Is Making Soccer-Themed Film ‘Early Man United’

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Wallace & Gromit creator and Chicken Run co-director Nick Park has been off the radar since the 2008 release of the Wallace & Gromit film A Matter of Loaf and Death. What is he working on nowadays?

An anonymous Cartoon Brew commenter “BettyBooped” seems to have a pretty good idea thanks to her brother who lives in Bristol, England and “knows someone high up in Aardman’s marketing department.” According to her, Nick Park’s next feature is:

A soccer film which is scheduled to coincide with the 2018 Soccer World Cup, it’s called Early Man United (geddit!) and apparently Manchester United (the greatest soccer team in the world) will endorse it.

This coincides with a recent update of the British Council Film database listing a Nick Park-directed Aardman project called Dug (aka Early Man Utd). They identify the film as “in production” and the producers as Park, Peter Lord, and David Sproxton.

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