Aardman Animation and Studio Canal have released the teaser trailer for ‘Early Man’, the latest film from four-time Academy Award-winning director, Nick Park. The prehistoric comedy adventure film is expected to open in U.K. cinemas on January 26, 2018.
The teaser also announced that British comedy greats Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall and Richard Webber will be joining previously announced cast members Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams.
“Today we get to meet Dug’s tribe, a loveable bunch of misfits voiced by some exceptional British talent,” Park comments. “They’re essentially a group of inept cavemen and women including Treebor, played by Richard Ayoade, a gentle giant scared of his own shadow; Magma, Treebor’s no nonsense mother voiced by Selena Griffiths and Mark Williams as Barry, whose best friend is a rock. Chief Bobnar, voiced by the brilliant Timothy Spall, leads the pack as their long-suffering leader, and father figure to his tribe of idiotic brutes.”
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, ‘Early Man’ tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Though having flirted with computer-animation in ‘Flushed Away’ and ‘Arthur Christmas’, Aardman’s latest project returns to their claymation roots to take audiences on an extraordinary new adventure filled with comedy and heart.
Currently filming in Bristol, ‘Early Man’ continues the production partnership with Aardman and StudioCanal following the success of Shaun the Sheep Movie directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
‘Early Man’ is set to open in January, 2018.