Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Laika's Stop-Motion 'ParaNorman' Film
After Laika and Focus Features brought us Coraline a couple years back, I was eagerly anticipated their next collaboration in the form of ParaNorman, another stop-motion animated feature with the voice talent of Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) as our new main character Norman. Now we have the first trailer for the film about a boy who can speak to the dead and must save his town from a zombie uprising, and damn does it look exquisite. With meticulously crafted characters and set pieces, this looks to be just as marvelous and charmingly twisted as Henry Selick's adaptation of Coraline, with its own cute quirks. See the trailer below!
Watch the first teaser trailer for Focus Features & Laika's ParaNorman, in high def via Yahoo:
Norman, a boy who's able to speak with the dead, has to take on zombies, ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his small town from a centuries-old curse. The voice cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Chris Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman.
ParaNorman is being directed by Sam Fell (director on The Tale of Despereaux and Flushed Away) & Chris Butler (storyboard on Coraline and Corpse Bride). The original screenplay is by Chris Butler. Stop-motion animation studio Laika is producing out of Portland, OR, with Focus Features distributing. ParaNorman is currently set to land in theaters in 3D starting August 17th, 2012 late next summer. Look good so far?