The Boxtrolls, a stop-motion animation film adaptation of "Here Be Monsters!," a novel by Alan Snow, will be seen in US theaters beginning September 26, 2014. A family event movie from Laika, the company behind past hits Coraline and ParaNorman, the movie follows the adventures of Eggs, an orphan who was raised by a community of Boxtrolls, a subspecies of trolls that live in cardboard boxes, in a home they've built underneath the streets of Cheesebridge. It happens that an exterminator named Archibald Snatcher wants to rid the town of Boxtrolls. To save his adopted family, Eggs has to go above ground, and there he meets and teams up with Winnie, a feisty girl who helps him devise and execute a plan to save the Boxtrolls from the exterminator.
Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi from a screenplay written by Irina Brignull and Adam Pava The Boxtrolls stars Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Eggs, Elle Fanning as Winnie, and Ben Kingsley as Snatcher the exterminator, along with Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayaode, Tracy Morgan, Maurice LaMarch, James Urbaniak, and Brian George.
It took ten years to finish the stop-motion animation film adaptation of the "Here Be Monsters!" novel. In a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con, Laika president and CEO Travis Knight revealed, "We started working on Here Be Monsters! almost ten years ago... It's this 500-page book. It's like a phone book. We somehow had to distill the essence of that down to a 90-minute movie. It took us nearly ten years, but in the end we have something I think that's really beautiful."
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