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Trailer for creepy new Netflix film from director of Coraline leaves fans seriously excited

Emily Brown

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Trailer for creepy new Netflix film from director of Coraline leaves fans seriously excited

Featured Image Credit: Focus Features/Netflix

Film fans can't wait for the release of a creepy-looking new Netflix movie from the director of the chilling "children's" film Coraline.

Many now-adults might remember happily tucking into their popcorn and settling down to watch Coraline as an innocent child in 2009, only to be left horrified by the terrifying alternate reality behind the door in her house, where her parents greeted her with their shiny button eyes.

The film was rated a PG but has had a lasting impact which continues to freak out people well into adulthood, so it's no surprise they're intrigued to see what director Henry Selick has in store with his upcoming film, Wendell & Wild.

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Check out the trailer below:

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Much like both Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which Selick is also responsible for, Wendell & Wild is an animated film where once again we're taken beyond the realms of normal life.

A trailer for the film shows the protagonist Kat questioning other characters about what they're doing in her 'dream', only to find herself being introduced to scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild.

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The brothers are brought to life by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, while Kat is voiced by This Is Us actor Lyric Ross in the film that is once again rated as PG, but which definitely looks to have some creepy aspects about it.

Fans were quick to express their excitement after the trailer was released today, with one commenting: "As a HUGE fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas (one of my all time favorite [sic] movies) and Coraline I can't begin to say how excited I am for this! It looks very entertaining."

Another fan wrote: "Yes! Selick is back baby! And Jordan Peele's co-writing and producing! This is gonna be good!"

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Wendell & Wild is set to be released on Netflix just before Halloween, but the film itself has been in progress for more than five years, with coronavirus and wildfires near the studio causing a series of delays that kept hindering its progress.

It has been created using stop-motion animation, with Selick explaining that it's not all 'perfectly done' like 'every other Hollywood [computer generated] film', but he believes that being 'more obviously handmade' is a 'real plus' as it allows the film to stand out as 'something very different'.

Fans will be able to see the culmination of the work when the film arrives on 28 October.

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Entertainment, Netflix

Emily Brown
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