With Academy Award® winner, Nick Park’s brand new prehistoric comedy adventure Early Man having officially begun production, Aardman and STUDIOCANAL have unveiled the first artefact from said project.
Early Man is Park’s first feature film since 2005’s Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit, and based on the new character animation which reveals the film’s hero Dug and his sidekick Hognob, it’s clear that both the animation and ingenious humour on show is just what we’ve come to expect, and love, from Park’s henge.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. As already announced, Eddie Redmayne will provide the voice of Dug, and further casting announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
Early Man continues the production partnership with AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL following the success of Shaun the Sheep The Movie, written and directed by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide.
The BFI (British Film Institute) is supporting the development and production of EARLY MAN with National Lottery funding.
We’ll keep you updated of those further casting announcements as and when they roll out and the film will be releasing in 2018 A.D., but in the meanwhile, get a load of Dug and Hognob in the character animation video below, homo sapiens…