Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon Team for Stop Motion Animated Film


Charlie Kaufman and Community’s Dan Harmon are teaming up for a stop motion animated film, turning to Kickstarter for your dollars and cents. Anomalisa is written by the Eternal Sunshine scribe and Harmon — who recently said he might just really be a “jerk” — and directed by Duke Johnson. You may remember him as the name behind the Community special Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas. The A.V. Club tipped us off to the project, which already has its plot mapped out:

“The film follows a celebrated motivational speaker travelling the country, changing the lives of countless people. But in the course of transforming others, his life has become hollow and meaningless. It’s a grey and monotonous existence where people literally look and sound identical.

Suddenly one day, a girl’s voice pierces through the veil of nothingness. She fills him with such a rush of “aliveness”, he’s willing to abandon everything and everyone, including his own family, and escape with her to a better life.”

The duo wants to make sure we can “enjoy this brilliant work the way it was originally conceived,” so watch the trailer after the break, and check out the Kickstarter rewards on the project page.