Laika’s stop-motion follow-up to the acclaimed Coraline is ParaNorman (Aug. 17, 2012), and Focus Features has just released the evocative teaser poster (with the trailer to follow on Friday). the poster certainly gives off a mysterious, supernatural vibe. And if you didn’t know any better, you’d might presume that it’s even CG.
In any event, misunderstood Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) speaks to dead people, which comes in handy when his town is cursed by zombies, witches, and ghosts. Have no fear: Norman is the only one that can reverse a centuries-old curse.
Chris Butler and Sam Fell direct, and the voice cast also includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, and Elaine Stritch.