Sir Ben Kingsley Talks THE BOXTROLLS, What Surprised Him About Stop-Motion, Working with Ridley Scott, Robert Zemekis, and Anton Corbijn, and More

     September 26, 2014

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Now playing in theaters is Laika’s The Boxtrolls.  Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.  Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle Fanning, Sir Ben KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley).  For more on the film, read Matt’s review or click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we’ve posted on the film.

At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with Sir Ben Kingsley.  He talked about how they made The Boxtrolls, how much he knew about stop-motion prior to getting involved and what surprised him about the process, the amazing artistry, and what it was like working with Ridley Scott on Exodus: Gods and Kings, Robert Zemekis on The Walk, and Anton Corbijn on LifeHit the jump to watch.

Sir Ben Kingsley:

  • I mention the interview I did with him at Sundance for The Wackness.
  • Talks about how everyone is digging the movie and how they made The Boxtrolls.
  • How much did he know about stop-motion prior to getting involved and what surprised him about the process?
  • What was it like working with Ridley Scott on Exodus, Robert Zemekis on The Walk, and Anton Corbijn on Life.

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