Official Trailer for WWII Puppet Film Jackboots on Whitehall
Nazi puppets! Twitch has debuted the first trailer for the new puppets/claymation/stop-motion animation film Jackboots on Whitehall. The film presents a satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion. We featured some spiffy photos of the film earlier this year, but haven't heard or seen much about it since then. That said, this looks totally awesome, in a crazy absurd Team America kind of way. Remarkably, it features the voices of Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Alan Cumming (as Hitler!) and Timothy Spall. Check it out!
Watch the first trailer for Edward & Rory McHenry's Jackboots on Whitehall:
Jackboots on Whitehall was both co-written and co-directed by British brothers and first-time filmmakers Edward McHenry and Rory McHenry. The film was produced in the UK by E-Motion Pictures and Media 8, but is an independent production so it doesn't actually have a US distributor yet. It hasn't played at any film festivals yet either, so we have no clue when it'll be hitting theaters. A sales sheet from AFM mentioned that "Jackboots on Whitehall boasts pioneering techniques in animation," but beyond using puppets, we're not sure what that means. Stay tuned for any updates on Jackboots on Whitehall, only if you want. Thoughts?