Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The Boxtrolls will be coming to CinemaSalem in 2D and 3D starting September 26th! This film is an adaptation of the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. The Boxtrolls are a group of trolls that live under the streets of Cheesebridge. They are more or less embodied the term, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” When an infant gets abandoned on the streets they take him as if they were his own. Oh, they also named him Egg. When the super evil man named Archibald Snatcher (that name alone is slimy) plans to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Egg has to go to the surface to stop him. Of course the whole “raised by wolves” aspect comes into play and that’s when the young and sassy Winnie helps Egg save his family.

Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi have some notable work, which is making me look forward to seeing this film brought to life on the big screen. Annable was the story artist for ParaNorman. Stacchi was the animator for The Rocketeer, Antz, AEon Flux (TV series) and he was the visual effects for James and the Giant Peach, Hook, Ghost, and Back to the Future.  Not bad right?

The voice cast stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Nick Frost, Toni Collettee, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Richard Ayoade, Steve Blum, Tracy Morgan, and  Simon Pegg.

Check out the trailer and then go buy your tickets!