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.
First up, here’s the voice cast via Bleeding Cool:
- Jaden Betts as Hap
- Pamela Adlon as Richard
- Brendan Gleeson as Darce
- Jeffrey Tambor as Cuzzie Bell
- Catherine O’Hara as Miss Fern
And here’s the promo poster, which looks like a scene from the film, and if I had to guess, I would say the kids are Hap and Richard:
I’m a big fan of Selick, and I’m glad his new film is out of stasis.
Finally, here’s the official synopsis:
THE SHADOW KING is a deliciously magical tale about nine-year-old New York orphan Hap who hides his fantastically weird hands with long fingers from a cruel world. But when a living shadow girl teaches him to make amazing hand shadows that come to life, his hands become incredible weapons in a shadow war against a ravenous monster bent on killing Hap’s brother Richard and ultimately destroying New York.