It’s The Goonies meets Fright Night and Shaun of the Dead. ParaNorman is the latest 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award-nominated film Coraline.
The film starts out as your typical ostracized teen story, with one Sixth Sense twist, the lead character, Norman, can see and speak to the dead.
The trailer starts off as adolescent-outsider story that quickly turns into a zombie, comedy thriller. ParaNorman features the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Alex Borstein, Tempestt Bledsoe, and Hannah Noyes. it is directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler.
ParaNorman comes to theaters on August 17th, 2012.
Check out the new trailer below:
A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.