First Photo & Voice Cast Revealed for Selick's Revived 'Shadow King'
Just yesterday we learned that director Henry Selick's (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) seemingly dead stop-motion animation project The Shadow King had finally found new life with backing from a company called K5 International. This comes after both Laika and Disney passed on the project. Well, since the project is getting back in shape, complete with a screening of footage at the European Film Market in order to get the film sold, we now have some of the voice cast revealed, along with the promotional photo being used to help bring attention to the gestating project. It's undoubtedly Selick's style.
Here's the first official photo from Henry Selick's The Shadow King via Bleeding Cool:
As for the voice cast, it includes Jaden Betts as Hap, Pamela Adlon as Richard, Brendan Gleeson as Darce, Jeffrey Tambor as Cuzzie Bell and Catherine O’Hara as Miss Fern. Now we're pretty sure that Hap and Richard are the two kids in the photo above, but as for the man making the shadow puppets, the character looks like a good fit for either Tambor or Gleeson, so it could either be Darce or Cuzzie Bell.
The story follows 9-year old New York orphan Hap who hides his fantastically weird hands with long fingers from a cruel world. But when a living shadow girl teaches him to make amazing hand shadows that come to life, his hands become incredible weapons in a shadow war against a ravenous monster bent on killing Hap’s brother Richard and ultimately destroying New York." Sounds pretty cool, and we're glad Selick found someone to back the film. Stay tuned for anymore updates.