Nick Park is the man who helped put Aardman on the map with his Oscar winning Wallace & Gromit Shorts, Creature Comforts (another Oscar winner) and Chicken Run. However, his painstaking stop motion approach means it takes a long time for him to finish a film. His last directorial effort was the Wallace & Gromit short A Matter Of Loaf & Death, back in 2008.
Now though, he’s returning with Early Man.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘EARLY MAN is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award-winning director Nick Park and AARDMAN, the creators of WALLACE AND GROMIT and SHAUN THE SHEEP. Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.
‘Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (EDDIE REDMAYNE) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (TOM HIDDLESTON) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.’
Take a look at the first teaser below.