Laika announces next film, 'The Boxtrolls'

Laika announces next film, 'The Boxtrolls'

Hillsboro animation studio Laika announced its third feature film will be "The Boxtrolls," an adaptation of Alan Snow's novel "Here Be Monsters."

The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in ‘Cheesebridge,’ where beneath its cobblestone streets dwell the ‘Boxtrolls.’ Legend has it that they are foul monsters, but in truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of oddballs who have raised an orphaned human boy.

Describing the story as “Dickens by way of Monty Python,” Laika president and CEO Travis Knight said in a released statement: “The Boxtrolls is a visually dazzling mash-up of gripping detective story, absurdist comedy, and steampunk adventure with a surprisingly wholesome heart. …At its core, like all Laika films, The Boxtrolls is a moving and human story with timelessness and powerful emotional resonance.”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.