Those following the production of LAIKA’s first animated feature can now take a gander at the trailer for Coraline, a stop-motion film shot in stereoscopic 3-D. The pic is directed by Henry Selick, whose previous credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. As the trailer illustrates, the filmmaker has managed to create a style that is distinct from the Burton films. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in Real D 3-D in February of 2009.
Based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, the movie tells the story of Coraline Jones, a young girl who is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door that leads to an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life and the people in it, only much better. But when this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous and her other parents try to trap her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape and save her family.
Dakota Fanning lends her voice to title character, leading a cast that includes Teri Hatcher, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Ian McShane. Check out the trailer below.