Focus Features has debuted the first teaser trailer for The Boxtrolls. The film is from the animation house that brought us ParaNorman, Laika, and features the voice talents of Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (seen in the The World’s End trailer).
The Boxtrolls lands September 24, 2014 (yeah, far off!) and it tells the tale of a group of monsters called Boxtrolls, who live below the streets of Cheesebridge. They emerge from the sewers at night to steal the citizens of the community’s children.
The truth behind what the Boxtrolls are all about is actually more sincere than scary. They are lovable creatures who are doing their best to raise an orphan named Eggs. When they are targeted by an exterminator who lives for destruction, the townspeople may learn who the real villain in town really is.