Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
03 July 2015
Latest Ant-Man Trailer Jumps Online
''We should call the Avengers...''
Podcast 168: Hayley Atwell
Agent Carter, at your service
Exclusive New Deadpool Image
Say hello to Negasonic Teenage Warhead
New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
Chinny reckoning
Bryan Singer Teases New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Rogue Cut Footage
'This is not just an extended edition...'
Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster too
Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboard
Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 June 2015
Justin Lin Confirms Star Trek Beyond's Title
And tweets a first pic
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Walk
02 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Man Up (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Poltergeist (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Top Five (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Stonehearst Asylum (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Robot Overlords (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Pegg & Frost Are Boxtrolls
Voicing Laika's new animation

08 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Team Laika certainly likes weird creatures, don’t they? From Coraline’s freaky characters to the zombies of ParaNorman and the in-development Goblins, the Portland-based stop-motion gang is never happier than when strange things are running around their workshop. That tend is set to continue as Laika is now in production on The Boxtrolls, and has scored Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan as the voice cast.

Based on Alan Snow’s fantasy book Here Be Monsters, the team, led by co-directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, are bringing to life the story of a place called Cheesebridge.

Legend tells of foul monsters lurking beneath the cobblestone streets. But in truth, they’re more a collection of harmless oddballs and have raised an orphan boy as their own.

Laika president Travis Knight labels it Dickens by way of Monty Python and put out a press release saying, “it is a visually dazzling mash-up of gripping detective story, absurdist comedy, and steampunk adventure with a surprisingly wholesome heart. At its core, like all Laika films, The Boxtrolls is a moving and human story with timelessness and powerful emotional resonance.”

That’s quite a voice cast they’ve gathered, which gives us hope this will maintain the high standards set by the company so far. The Boxtrolls is set for US release on October 17, 2014.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Stiller Back For Night At The Museum 3
Shawn Levy will direct again
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)