Yesterday, we reported that producer Josh Penn (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and K5 International had revived Henry Selick‘s shelved stop-motion animated film, The Shadow King. The film centers on, Hap, an orphan with freakishly long fingers who learns how to make his shadow puppets come alive, and must use his talent to save his brother Richard and New York from a ravenous monster. Select scenes from the movie are currently being screened at the European Film Market for potential buyers, and now we have a first look at the film as well as the voice cast.
Hit the jump for more.
Back in August, we reported the sad news that Disney had canceled production on the untitled next film from Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas). There were no details on the film, but Selick also tried bringing it to his Coraline partner Laika, but those talks went nowhere. Furthermore, his stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s The Graveyard Book has now moved to being a live-action adaptation with Ron Howard in talks to direct. Leaving Henry Selick in limbo is good for no one, and so I’m happy to report that his untitled feature has a name and is alive once more.
Hit the jump for details on Henry Selick’s The Shadow King.