Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, better known to fans everywhere for their recently ended Comedy Central series “Key & Peele,” are teaming up with director Henry Selick (“Nightmare Before Christmas”) on a stop-motion animated film.
According to Variety, the project — titled “Wendell and Wild” — has yet to lock down a buyer but given the premise, it may not be too long of a wait before everything is set with the film.
The movie, according to Selick, 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.”
Selick will take on directing and producing duties, while also co-writing the film with Peele. If distribution comes through, ‘Wendell and Wild’ will be Selick’s first full-length theatrical release since 2009’s “Coraline.”
It goes without saying that since their popular sketch series ended, the comedy duo has kept a busy schedule.
Jordan Peele recently signed on to direct a horror film for Blumhouse called “Get Out” and the two are working together on an undercover cop comedy — with a Vine celebrity? — for Fox. Let’s not forget that reboot of “Police Academy” the couple are set to produce.
Aside from this behind-the-camera work, the two have remained in the public eye with work on the likes of FX’s “Fargo,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Rick & Morty,” “Life in Pieces,” Crackle’s “Supermansion,” and the upcoming film “Keanu.”