What does it say about me that every year that Laika starts promoting a new film, I spend half of my time anticipating their new work and the other half wondering if I can get some sweet new figures based on the movie. Who among you would NOT want a little ParaNorman to greet you on your desk every day?
And so it goes with their latest, The Boxtrolls, which is out next month from Focus Features. The studio just released a new poster for the film featuring the cast of characters – all boxed up and ready to go.
Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable directed the September 26 release, which features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.
In this adaptation of Alan Snow’s novel, Here Be Monsters, Hempstead Wright plays a boy named Egg raised by the mischievous tribe of Boxtrolls in their home beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. Of course, complications ensue:
“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.”