Deadline has confirmed that Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are reuniting for Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick’s next film. The film, Wendell and Wild, is headed to Netflix and will feature the comedy duo as two scheming demon brothers.
Selick is writing the script along with Peele and Clay MCleod Chapman. Peele is also helping to produce the film via his Monkeypaw banner. This is Selick’s first film since 2009’s Coraline, a film which helped boost the Stop-Motion Animation studio Laika to critical and commercial acclaim. Selick is also working with Anthony and Joe Russo, the directing team behind Avengers: Infinity War, on a TV adaptation of the video game “Little Nightmares.”
This is Netflix’s second big stop-motion acquisition; the first is Bubbles, a film centered around Michael Jackson’s famous pet chimp. Bubbles is being co-directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Fantastic Mr. Fox’s Mark Gustafson.
We’ll have more on Wendell and Wild as the film gets further into production.