Written by: J. Logan
After breaking barriers last year with his Oscar winning film Get Out, Jordan Peele and friend Keegan-Michael Key will be making a comeback together. The two will be releasing a stop motion animate filmed on Netflix called Wendell and Wild. The film will be directed by one of the biggest stop motion film directors Henry Selick. This is the man that brought us great animations such as Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and even James and the Giant Peach. This is not only big for Key & Peele fans who have been awaiting their comeback since the Comedy Central sketch series.
The show, which was originally adapted by Henry Selick, is supposed to follow the story of two scheming demon brothers. Key & Peele have both created much buzz for themselves since their MadTV days. They both gained fame in their careers in 2003 on MadTV and took a few different paths in order to create the fan base they have now. Key did quite few movies and some did very well with box office sales. Such as Roles Model, released in 2008 which went well over its' budget of $28 million, bringing in $92.4 million in box office sales. Let's Be Cops, released in 2014 having a budget of $17 million and making over $120 million over budget. Even the film Keanu, which may have not done as well in box office sales, but it was the first film the two produced together.
As for Peele, he as well rose to fame from MadTV, but took the alternative route and did more television. He then took a back seat in order to began writing the award winning original film Get Out. Many of the television shows that Peele was cast for did great when it came to viewers. Shows such as Childrens Hospital which was released in 2010 and aired on AdultSwim. Bob's Burgers released in 2011 and aired on Fox, and of course the show him and Key wrote, produced, and created together Key & Peele. The show aired in 2012 on Comedy Central and had 5 seasons and a special to be aired.
The two together are comedic geniuses and the chemistry they have between each other is unbreakable. Throughout all their skits and television appearance you can really see the genuine friendship that the two have. I believe that plays a large role in how well they do on camera. I believe the two should eventually work on something more in the realm of thriller or even maybe a little science fiction because they both have a talent for storytelling. As far as the stop motion film, I can't wait to see the works of Key, Peele, and Selick because it's bound to be a classic just like the other films that Selick and Peele have produced so far.