Focus Features has unveiled a brand new trailer for the upcoming stop-motion animated movie "ParaNorman," from the makers of "Coraline." It feature a voice cast comprised of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
The new movie is directed by Chris Butler ("Coraline" storyboard supervisor) and Sam Fell (Flushed Way). It is set to hit theaters on August 17th.
I see Alex is using a new player for the videos... it's good to see stop motion still going strong, it takes a lot more time an effort. I'm not sure if this looks like it's worth the effort but I'll respect them for trying.
"it's good to see stop motion still going strong, it takes a lot more time an effort"
That's really not true. Modeling a character, texturing, rigging, lighting, animating, it's all a major f*cking pain, and you don't just throw something together, hit the make art button and blam, you have your film.
I think that's what people beleive.
And then to compound matters, you have to make sure everything is according to a very specific spec, including character sheets.
It's a whore's nightmare.
As for the film, all I saw was the words zombies several times throughout the synopsis, so I refuse to watch the trailer.
For CGI paranormal, I'm waiting for the trailer of GOON by David Fincher from Dark Horse Comics & even the author is involved. It was running into some finance trouble, but with the clip I saw- it was a black comedy & very violent, I don't foresee a problem. The Goon is voiced by Clancy Brown & sidekick by P. Giamatti.