Yesterday we reported that Henry Selick's thought-to-be doomed stop-motion animated film project, Shadow King, was going to move back into production with Beasts of the Southern Wild producer Josh Penn and K5 International. They've revealed our first look at the project on their website which also included the voice cast of the film; Jaden Betts as Hap, Pamela Adlon as Richard, Brendan Gleeson as Darce, Jeffrey Tambor as Cuzzie Bell, and Catherine O’Hara as Miss Fern.
Selick also wrote the script for the film which "centers on a nine-year-old New York orphan who hides his strange hands with long fingers from a cruel world. When's he's taught how to make amazing hand shadows that come to life, his hands become weapons in a shadow war against a monster bent on killing his brother and ultimately destroying New York."
I'm excited for this movie, and knowing the quality of greatness that Selick puts into his films, this is sure to be a good one. I love the tone and vibe that this first image gives off.