Chris Butler, who helped bring Coraline to the big screen, is back and his latest vision is ParaNorman. He’s joined in the directing duties on this stop-motion, animated story by co-director Sam Fell, who brings with him the experience of helming The Tale of Despereaux. Now we get a look at their hard work as the trailer for ParaNorman has debuted, along with a new poster.
The film premieres August 17 and features a stellar camp of voice actors in Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Man, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Please and Jodelle Ferland.
The story follows what happens to a small town when they come under attack by zombies. Who can reason with the crazed walking dead? Why, the town’s misfit, Norman. The child’s task of helping the zombie problem is only made worse by his challenge of also fighting back witches and ghosts as his town has fallen to a centuries-old curse.