The Boxtrolls - Surrealer Steampunk-Film aus der Coraline-Schmiede

Der Stop-Motion-Film „The Boxtrolls“ wird von seinen Machern kurz als „Dickens by way of Monty Python“ beschrieben. Auch wenn noch nicht wirklich viel über den Film bekannt ist (bis auf diese Concept-Art), die Besetzung und das Team klingen mehr als interessant: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Ben Kinglsey, Richard Ayoade, Elle Fanning und Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones‘) als Sprecher, Regie wird Anthony Stacchi (Open Season) und Graham Annable (kennt man noch von The Curse of Monkey Island) führen, die auch bei Coraline beteiligt waren. Der Film basiert auf Alan Snows Serie „Here Be Monsters“.

Aus der Pressemitteilung:

“The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Mr. Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher ([Ben] Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Ms. Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.


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