Coraline Director Teams with Key & Peele for New Animated Feature

Mar 22, 2018

Before Jordan Peele was an Oscar nominated director and Oscar-winning screenwriter, he starred on the hit Comedy Central sketch comedy series Key & Peele. Now it looks like that duo will be returning for a new project.

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According to an exclusive article in Deadline, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key will return in a new stop-motion animated feature from Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach director Henry Selick titled Wendell and Wild.

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Key and Peele will lend their voices to the lead characters, a pair of scheming demon brothers. The story is based on an original idea from Selick, who is also working with Joe and Anthony Russo’s (Avengers Infinity War) AGBO company on developing a television adaptation of the video game Little Nightmares. Selick is writing the script with Jordan Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman. Simon and Schuster will also be publishing a book based on the characters around the time of the film’s release.

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This will be the duo’s first collaboration since 2016’s action comedy Keanu and Peele’s successful and critically acclaimed first film Get Out. Jordan Peele is currently working on a reboot of the science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone. Keegan-Michael Key can next be seen in Shane Black’s The Predator and lending his voice to Disney’s live action adaptation of The Lion King.

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