Key and Peele Developing a Stop-Motion Feature With the Director of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’


We all wailed and gnashed our teeth when Key & Peele came to an end, at the top of its game, after five seasons, so it’s sort of wonderful that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are lining up so many projects: producing a new show together, a horror comedy for Peele, a starring role in Mike Birbiglia’s latest for Key. And now comes word of the most promising follow-up of all, a stop-motion animation feature from director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline).

Selick tells Variety that the film, called Wendell and Wild, is “a comedy about two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raoul.” The duo and Selick are developing the project together, and though their manager Joel Zadak tells Variety, “the entire team is passionate about the direction,” it’s not yet set up at a studio. SO GET ON THAT, HOLLYWOOD.