Back in April I traveled to Portland to visit LAIKA, the studio responsible for the stop-motion wonders Coraline and ParaNorman, and got a sneak peek at their latest and most ambitious project, The Boxtrolls. I’ll be sharing all the whimsical details of that visit in a later post, but for now this shiny new trailer will give you an idea of what the film is all about. As you can probably gather from the trailer, the story follows a young boy named Eggs (voiced by Game of Thrones‘ Isaac Hemptead-Wright) who is taken in as a baby and raised by an underground society of inventive creatures called boxtrolls. Together with an adventurous girl named Winnie (Elle Fanning), Eggs ventures into the world above to save his adopted family from the wicked Archibald Snatcher (Sir Ben Kingsley). Also included in the stellar voice cast are Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan. For more, check out the official page at TheBoxtrolls.com. The film opens in theaters on Sept. 26.
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