Timed to its global digital debut, Portland-based Laika has released the final trailer for its forthcoming stop motion feature, The Boxtrolls, at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The trailer was presented at Annecy before an open-air screening of Laika’s Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated second feature, ParaNorman. Chris Butler, who wrote and directed ParaNorman, introduced the movie and participated in an audience Q&A.
Based on Alan Snow’s bestselling novel “Here Be Monsters,” Laika’s third film is The Boxtrolls, wich introduces audiences to a new breed of family -- The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, these soft-boiled detectives uncover the hidden connections in Eggs’ past and devise a daring plan to save his unique family.
Watch the new trailer, courtesy of Yahoo Movies, below:
The Boxtrolls will begin its theatrical rollout on September 12 in several international territories including the United Kingdom and Mexico; and will be released in France in October. The film will bow nationwide in the United States and in Canada on September 26. The film is being released by Focus Features in the U.S., eOne Films in Canada, and Universal Pictures International in all other territories.