Based on the New York Times bestselling graphic novel by ND Stevenson, the 3DCG animated film follows Ballister Boldheart, a knight framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and the titular shapeshifter who sets out to help him prove his innocence; coming to the streamer June 30.
Netflix has just dropped a teaser trailer, key art, and a couple images for its upcoming 3DCG animated feature, Nimona. Based on the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel by ND Stevenson, Nimona follows a knight framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and the titular shapeshifter who sets out to help him prove his innocence. The film hits the streamer June 30.
In the film, when Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn't commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem — who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been trained to destroy. But with the entire kingdom out to get him, Nimona’s the best (or technically the only) sidekick Ballister can hope for. And as the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters start to blur, the two of them set out to wreak serious havoc — for Ballister to clear his name once and for all, and for Nimona to…just wreak serious havoc.
Nimona stars Grace Moretz, Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang (Ambrosius Goldenloin), Frances Conroy (The Director), Lorraine Toussaint (Queen Valerin), Beck Bennett (Sir Thoddeus Sureblade), Indya Moore (Alamzapam Davis), RuPaul Charles (Nate Knight), Julio Torres (Diego the Squire), and Sarah Sherman (Coriander Cadaverish).
The movie is directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane and produced by Karen Ryan, p.g.a, Julie Zackary, p.g.a., and Roy Lee. The screenplay is by Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor; the story is by Baird; Pamela Ribon; Marc Haimes; Bruno; Quane; and Keith Bunin. Executive producers are Megan Ellison; Baird; Andrew Millstein, and John Powers Middleton. Annapurna Animation produces the movie. DNEG produces the animation.
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