Today, Netflix has landed a prize catch for us with the debut of the first teaser trailer, voice cast roster and premiere date for its upcoming animated feature The Sea Beast. Written, directed and produced by Oscar winner Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero 6, Bolt), the CG-animated adventure will be making waves on July 8.
The preview introduces us to a world of seafarers and mysterious, monstrous marine life. From the rough shipdeck to lush island jungles populated by some very unique fauna, audiences will follow an enthusiastic young salt and her adopted crew “to where the map ends, and the true adventure begins.”
Synopsis: In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes — and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history.
Bringing the adventure to life will be the vocal talents of Karl Urban (The Boys, Star Trek films) as Jacob, Zaris-Angel Hator (The West End’s Mathilda, upcoming series The Power) as Maisie, Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Crown), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace, Homecoming), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) and Kathy Burke (Absolutely Fabulous, School of Roars).
Williams wrote the screenplay with Neil Benjamin, and serves as producer alongside Jed Schlanger. The Sea Beast is edited by Joyce Arrastia, with music by Mark Mancina. The film is produced by Netflix Animation.