Oscar-winning Jordan Peele is set to reunite with his long-time Key and Peele partner Keegan-Michael Key for Netflix’s stop-motion feature, Wendell and Wild.
The Night Before Christmas and Coraline director, Henry Selick, will take the helm on the picture which will see Peele and Key voice the character of demon brothers.
The feature is based on an original idea by Selick who states the story will focus on “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”
Selick and Peele are writing the script along with Clay McLeod Chapman. Additionally, publisher Simon & Schuster will also feature a tie-in book from Selick and Chapman to be released in conjunction with the film.
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Peele via his Monkeypaw banner and Selick will all produce with Sarah Serata co-producing.
Netflix has already entered the stop-motion arena when they purchased Bubbles, a film about Michael Jackson’s beloved pet chimp in Cannes last year. The film is based on Isaac Adamson’s screenplay which is being co-directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Fantastic Mr. Fox’s Mark Gustafson.
Peele’s Monkeypaw banner is certainly on a role with productions such as the Spike Lee-directed Black Klansman in the offering. On the TV side, they are also working on Lovecraft Country for HBO, an anthology sci-fi thriller with genre storytelling from an African American perspective.The reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access amongst many other projects are also in the works.
Peele is also writing, with a view to directing, a live-action thriller.