Distributor Focus Features has revealed a new teaser for Portland, Oregon-based stop-motion house LAIKA’s upcoming film The Boxtrolls, arriving in theaters September 26. The film is jointly directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and distilled from Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters.
The Boxtrolls centers on a boy named Eggs (Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead-Wright), who as a tot is orphaned and then adopted by a strange colony of under-ground dwelling creatures known as Boxtrolls, whose late-night scavenging for mechanical odds and ends has made them deeply understood by the elitist townspeople dwelling above. When a social climbing ne’er-do-well named Archibald Snatcher (Sir Ben Kingsley) sets out to exterminate the Boxtrolls, Eggs must team up with Winnie (Elle Fanning), the daughter of an important Lord and Lady, to rescue his adopted family.
Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan also lend their voices to this steampunk-Victorian fantasy.