Laika Studios has released a third teaser trailer for their new stop-motion animated feature, The Boxtrolls. This movie looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. The latest trailer features "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care" made famous by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. This version comes from Cee Lo Green, though. The movie is being directed by Anthony Stacchi, and this is what he had to say about the song when talking to Yahoo,
"We had two previous trailers that were a little quieter, and we wanted one here that definitely emphasized the fun and the action/adventure part [of the film]." The fact that the words also reflected the geometry of their main characters' choice of apparel also made it the perfect fit. Stacchi said, "When we heard it and we heard the lyrics, it just totally made sense."
The film is based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters, which follows a group of sewer-dwelling Boxtrolls that have raised an orphan boy. The voice talent for the film includes Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg.
A family event movie from 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) 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 Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
The Boxtrolls opens in theaters on September 26th, 2014.