Netflix Partners With Jordan Peele & Keegan-Michael Key For Stop-Motion Film ‘Wendell and Wild’
The Key & Peele duo are set to voice two demon brothers in Wendell and Wild, created by veteran animator Henry Selick for Netflix.
The winning streak continues for Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key as the former Comedy Central duo have landed at Netflix for a new animated film.
Set to voice two demon brothers in veteran animator Henry Selick’s (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) stop-motion film Wendell and Wild — Peele (Wendell) and Key (Wild) are forced to face off against their arch-enemy in order to earn their way out of hell.
Netflix will finance and distribute the animated pic, which was first announced in 2015. Selick, Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman will pen the script, based on a story by Selick. The veteran animator will also produce Wendell and Wild, along with Peele via his Monkeypaw Productions banner and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group.
Key and Peele last worked together on the 2016 action-comedy Keanu, while the latter took home his first Oscar for his thriller Get Out. Key is next set for the Predator reboot and Disney’s The Lion King. Meanwhile Netflix is working on its next stop-motion animation project, Bubbles, from a Black List script detailing the life of the late Michael Jackson from the perspective of his beloved pet monkey.
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is attached to co-direct.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter