The official trailer for the long-awaited Netflix movie Wendell and savage finally fell. The film is a clay horror comedy starring the famous sketch duo of Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele. In the director’s chair we have Henry Sellick, famous for other films in the same vein, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coralina.
Wendell and savage itself is about a young girl who is able to communicate directly with a pair of demons who seem to have a dark agenda. Lyric Ross plays Kat Elliot, a 13-year-old girl who doesn’t quite fit in. As she struggles to navigate middle school, she also deals with literal demons, who beg Kat to summon them from the spirit world, and into our material plane.
Netflix’s official synopsis for the film is as follows:
“From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and producer Jordan Peele comes ‘Wendell & Wild,’ an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) – who beg for help by Kat Elliot – a tough teenager with a load of guilt – to summon them to the land of the living.But what Kat asks for in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of the life and death, all in all through the artisanal art of stop motion.”
The film has been in the works for quite some time and only recently had its premiere. It screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and the critics really enjoyed it. The film will screen in select theaters for a few weeks, before hitting Netflix on October 28.
You can learn more about Wendell and savage here.