Leica Studios has announced its sixth stop-motion movie “Wildwood”.
This feature is based on the novel by Colin Melay, portrayed by The December’s lead singer and lyricist and artist Carson Ellis. Travis Knight, president and chief executive of the award-winning animation studio, made the announcement on Wednesday, who will direct the film. “Wildwood” is currently producing lycra facilities outside Portland, Oregon.
The gist of the movie reads: “There are wildlife beyond the city limits of Portland. You are not supposed to go there. You don’t even have to know that you exist. But Pru McKill is about to enter this enchanted wonderland. Her baby brother Mack has been killed by a crow in the depths of the forest, and she’s about to bring him back with her classmate Curtis. Pru may think he’s too old for fairy tales, but he’s found himself at the center of just one. Filled with a strong personality with a strange talking creature, rogue bandits and dark intentions.
“As a deep-dressed native boy from Oregon, I have rainwater, microbrewery, and fair-trade coffee through my veins,” said Knight, who won the BAFTA for his first film, Cubo and the Two Strings, and directed the live-action hit. “Bumblebee.” “With Wildwood, I’ve had the opportunity to tell an insanely ambitious story of magic, wonder, and danger in the place where I grew up.
“Colin and Carson’s novel is a lyric work of art,” Knight continued. “The entire Leica family is fully committed to honoring it with a film of thrilling scenery and picturesque beauty. I can’t wait to share it with the world. Although we’re doing it in stop-motion, so, you know, I have to. ”
Lycra’s previous films “Missing Link,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Boxstrolls,” “Para Norman,” and “Coraline” have all received Oscar nominations.
Photographer Caleb Desnell will shoot the film. The creative team also includes producer Ariane Sutner and screenwriter Chris Butler, both of whom have won Golden Globes for the studio’s “Missing Link.”