Director Henry Selick coming up with an American stop-motion animated dark fantasy horror comedy film titled Wendell and Wild. Jordan Peele leads the voice in this animation along with Keegan Michael Key.
The initial news about the project put forward on November 3, 2015. Netflix picked up the movie on March 14, 2018. Jordan Peele talks about his experience working with the cast and crew of the movie. Peele says, “I’ve had an absolute blast working with Henry Selick and the crew for Wendell & Wild. I cannot wait for you to discover this film, but until that can happen, it’s my pleasure to introduce my idol Henry Selick and Bruno Coulais.” Bruno Coulais was taken on board as the composer on June 4, 2020.
The movie is produced by Selick, Jordan Peele, under his banner Monkeypaw Productions. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Sarah Serata of The Gotham Group, is also co-producing the movie.
Win Rosenfeld is the executive producer of this movie for Monkeypaw. For Principato-Young, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak are on board, along with Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra from the Gotham Group.
When will Wendell and Wild release?
According to Netflix, in a statement released on November 6, 2018, the film set for a release in 2021. So, there is no official release date for the film. In an interview on July 18, 2019, Key hinted at the release date of Wendell and Wild, saying that the film could release in late 2020.
As of late, Wendell and Wild’s production team has released no statement about its premiere date. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of Gotham Group, in a recent interview on October 8, 2020, said that they are in “mid-production in Portland, Oregon, where the crew has suffered through fires, most recently, COVID and a lot of political and social unrest. It’s been a very challenging movie.”
Who is in the cast of Wendell and Wild?
Peele and Key cast in the main roles for the two demon brothers. Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele is playing Wendell Sanders. Moreover, he is re-teaming with his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key who plays the role of Wild Sanders.
What is the plot of Wendell and Wild?
In this stop motion animation adventure, two demon brothers, voiced by Key and Peele, are the central characters. This movie is based on an original idea by Selick.
Wendell and Wild Sanders are pitched against the demon dusting nun Sister Helly who is the prime arch-nemesis of these two brothers. The Sanders brothers also have to face the nun’s acolytes, namely the goth teens Kat and Raoul.
Besides Selick, Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman are also contributing to the script. Alongside the movie, Simon & Schuster has signed a deal for a novel which will be published simultaneously with the film. Chapman and Selick will write the book.
After the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series Key and Peele, fans are excited for the coming together of this iconic pair. Indeed, the two scheming demon brothers comic roles will be at the peak of this high profile stop motion animated movie. Till then, stay safe, stay connected.