We’ve got some exciting movie news from Aardman studios (the creators of Shaun the Sheep The Movie) to start your week! It was announced today that Eddie Redmayne has joined Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure EARLY MAN as the voice of Dug.
Pictured in the studio this week, Eddie Redmayne is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins. Nick Park comments “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m sure he’ll get along brilliantly with Dug’s sidekick Hognob.”
Want to know more about the story of Aardman’s new movie? Here’s a little teaser:
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob (also pictured above) unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT!
The movie will be distributed worldwide, with dates already secured for the following countries:
- UK: January 26th 2018
- France: January 31st 2018
- Germany: March 29th 2018
- Australia/NZ: March 29th 2018
Look out for more Early Man news as production continues!