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The Key & Peele duo are set to voice two demon brothers in the feature from veteran animator Henry Selick, the director behind The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. The movie follows Wendell (Peele) and Wild (Key) as they are forced to face off against their arch-enemy in order to earn their way out of hell.
The streamer will finance and distribute the animated pic, which was first announced in 2015. Selick, Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman will pen the script, based on a story by Selick.
Selick will also produce Wendell and Wild, along with Peele via his Monkeypaw Productions banner and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group. Win Rosenfeld will executive produce for Monkeypaw, along with Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato-Young and Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for Gotham Group.
Key and Peele last worked together on the 2016 action comedy Keanu. Peele just won an Oscar for his Universal feature Get Out and is set to reteam with the studio on another movie that he said will shoot this year. Key is next set for the Predator reboot and Disney’s The Lion King.
Netflix is set to release another stop-motion animation project, Bubbles, from a Black List script detailing the life of the late Michael Jackson from the perspective of his beloved pet monkey. Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi is attached to co-direct.
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