The stop-motion movie directed by Henry Selick features the voice acting of a number of well-known actors, including Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, and Angela Bassett, among others.
Today, courtesy of Empire, we get another glimpse at the clever and cunning titular stop-motion demon bros that Wendell & Wild created. These demon bros are animated in stop motion. Both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele lend their voices to the characters, which shows that the two are, as is customary for them, getting into mischief.
What gives us reason to believe that? Wendell is grinning maniacally, his head is cocked back, and his hands are in the air; perhaps he is getting ready to bust out of their subterranean jail and make a break for it.
The looks on their faces tell us that a conspiracy is afoot. In the meantime, Wild seems willing to cooperate with whatever scheme Wendell is currently formulating in his head. The other half of the villainous duo appears to be game for whatever insane concoction Wendell is conjuring up, as long as it means getting out of hell and onto the next party! He has a smirk on his face, and it looks like he’s in for whatever crazy concoction Wendell’s dreaming up!
Have we mentioned that the two main villains in the movie consider a boombox to be hell? That’s right, the plot of Wendell & Wild revolves around the two siblings as they try to get out of their permanent prison – a boombox that belongs to a gothic girl named Kat (Lyric Ross).
Nevertheless, achieving their freedom is only the first stage, as they would then have to take on the most significant danger of all, a nun who battles demons and goes by the name Sister Helly (Angela Bassett).
The brothers could just get the additional push they need to get back into the land of the living if they make friends with Kat and her classmate Raul (Sam Zelaya), and if they do that, there will be parties as far as the eye can see for as far as the eye can see.
Peele, together with Clay McLeod Chapman, contributed to the writing of the screenplay for the animated movie, which he directed and produced. Henry Selick, a master of stop-motion filmmaking, is making his major comeback with the Netflix production, and the duo collaborated with him to create the picture.
Henry Selick has been away from the film industry for more than a decade. We have been given a few first-look trailers and teasers, and the full film appears to be gearing itself up to provide all of the things that we anticipate from the director who is responsible for such great classics as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline.
It will also be a reunion for Key and Peele, who, after working together for a number of years, have recently been more focused on their individual projects. It will be exciting to watch the team together once more in the role of another pair that is destined to become notorious.
The vocal abilities of James Hong, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Igal Naor, Gary Gatewood, Gabrielle Dennis, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young, Seema Virdi, and Ving Rhames will also be included on the Wendell & Wild album.
We anticipate that the stop-motion production will become available on Netflix at some point in the month of October 2022. Keep checking back with Collider for any further updates. Have a look at the movie’s trailer down below.