LAIKA Studios has announced the cast for its newest upcoming stop-motion animated film Wildwood. It will include the voices of Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Angela Bassett, Jake Johnson, Charlie Day, Amandla Stenberg, Jemaine Clement, Maya Erskine, Tantoo Cardinal, Tom Waits, and Richard E. Grant.
Wildwood is based on the series of children’s fantasy novels, The Wildwood Chronicles, by author Colin Meloy. The trilogy of books follow two seventh-graders, Prue and her friend Curtis, who uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval–a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.
Production on the film began almost a year ago on September 15, 2021. Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight will direct from a screenplay written by Chris Butler. No release date has been set yet, but check out the couple of concept art below for an idea of what fans can expect.