LAIKA has released a delightful new trailer and poster for their fantastic-looking new stop-motion animated adventure The Boxtrolls. The movie is based upon a book by Alan Snow called Here Be Monsters, and it is being directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. The trailer below is the same one that was presented to fans at Comic-Con.
THE BOXTROLLS is a family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.
When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.