Key And Peele making Henry Selick stop motion horror comedy

We could not be more excited about Wendell And Wild

Key and Peele

We’re huge fans of Key And Peele, and we obviously love the work of A Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline director Henry Selick, so this news is just golden.

Variety reports that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will star in Selick’s new stop motion horror comedy Wendell And Wild, which Selick says “a comedy about two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raoul,”

Peele will co-write the script with Selick, making this his recent second writing trip into genre territory (he’s also working on his own Blumhouse horror called Get Out). The duo are both in high demand at the moment as writers and actors following the end of their brilliant sketch show. It’s worth noting that the project isn’t fully in production yet, as their manager Joel Zadak says: “It is not set up yet with a buyer, but the entire team is passionate about the direction.”

Henry Selick and Coraline
Henry Selick and Coraline

The Variety report also has a lovely quote from Selick about the fact that he is simply drawn to these dark stories.

“We are who we are,” he says. “Charles Addams cartoons, the original Twilight Zone series, Ray Harryhausen’s stop-mo monsters, Disney’s Night on Bald Mountain, Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers – these were the things that caught and held my attention as a kid. Used to be what I liked was a small percentage of what was being made. These days, everything is dark, darker, darkest.”

We wouldn’t have him any other way.

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