Tom Hiddleston (Thor: Ragnarok) lends his voice to the animated film Early Man as Lord Nooth, a pompous and self-important leader to find as much bronze as he can to gain even more power. Dug (Eddie Redmayne) is the optimistic caveman who believes that his tribe can defeat Nooth and save their home in the process.
The anticipation behind Early Man is thanks to director Nick Park, the mastermind behind Wallace & Gromit who actually has not directed a full length feature since 2005’s The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (he executive produced 2015’s Shaun The Sheep Movie).
One of the benefits of working with Park, according to Hiddleston, was experiencing his wonderful sense of humor. Click on the media bar to hear the challenge and joys of collaborating with Nick Park on Early Man:
Early Man, co-starring Maisie Williams, opens February 16.
The animated comedy Early Man takes us back to prehistoric times, telling the story of how one of those early men — Dug, voiced by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne — defends his home city from more advanced invaders. The film is directed by Nick Park, best known for creating the Wallace & Gromit series, and Redmayne told us that working with him on the movie was a different, but wonderful experience for him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Eddie Redmayne)
Early Man, which also features the voices of The AvengersTom Hiddleston and Game of ThronesMaisie Williams, opens in theaters on February 16.
Animated filmmaker Nick Park, a four time Oscar winner whose credits include Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, heads to the Stone Age with his latest feature Early Man.
The narrative centers on Dug (Eddie Redmayne), a caveman who’s part of a group of rabbit hunters. When a malevolent ruler (Tom Hiddleston) invades their environment with his Bronze Age technology, it’s time for a littler battle of the “Ages.” Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall co-star in the feature. The Claymation aesthetic from Park and the creators over at Aardman Animations definitely stands out in the world of animation. Early Man is also Park’s first feature film directing effort since 2005’s The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Early Man, co-starring Richard Ayoade and Selina Griffiths, hits theaters February 16, 2018.
Eddie Redmayne’s acting momentum continues to the box office with a first place finish for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Oscar winning actor, who’s a huge J.K.Rowling fan, beat out good buddy Benedict Cumberbatch, whose Doctor Strange checked in at #2 with $17.67 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – $75 million
2. Doctor Strange – 17.67 million
3. Trolls – $17.5 million
4. Arrival – Sci-fi flick with Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner makes $11.8 million
5. Almost Christmas – $7 million
6. Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson is back behind the camera, and his flick makes $6.75 million this weekend. Andrew Garfield headlines the WWII drama.
7. The Edge of Seventeen – Hailee Steinfeld teen comedy grabs $4.82 million in its debut. Film co-stars Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, and Haley Lu Richardson.
8. Bleed for This – Miles Teller boxing feature, which centers on the life of pugilist Vinny Pazienza, takes in $2.35 million. Aaron Eckhart co-stars as Vinny’s trainer Kevin Rooney.
Eddie Redmayne stars in J.K. Rowling’s highly anticipated new film franchise Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Not only was the Oscar winner very excited to star in a big budget special effects film, it was also icing on the cake that he is a fan of J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. Now he plays Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and stepping into Rowling’s universe was an exciting prospect.