Netflix Is Reuniting Key and Peele for a New Movie
'Wendell and Wild' is a stop-motion film about a pair of demon brothers, because why not?
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When Key and Peele ended back in 2015, Keegan-Michael Key told the Wrap that the duo's plan was to "make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie." Well, it's been three years, and both Key and Jordan Peele have been busy winning Oscars and teaching the world about the intricacies of crypto, but it still looks like the duo is sticking to their promise.
On Wednesday, Deadline reported that Netflix has officially signed on to finance and release Wendell and Wild—the first movie to get Key and Peele back on the big screen together since 2016's Keanu. Wendell and Wild is reportedly a stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick, the dude who directed James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas—so don't expect another accidental John Wick parody about mowing down a legion of drug dealers to safely reclaim a treasured pet or whatever. It doesn't exactly sound like any of Selick's past projects, either, since James never had to go to war with a pair of evil goths.
"Wendell and Wild is a comedy about two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raoul," Selick explained to Variety back in 2015, when the movie was first announced in development. Key and Peele, naturally, will lend their voices to the demon brothers. Peele is also on deck to pen the script alongside Clay McLeod Chapman and Selick, who have also written a children's book based on the same concept.
We're probably a long way away from seeing Wendell and Wild hit Netflix, but it's nice to know that Key and Peele are still finding time to pal around on movies together in the midst of the almost inhuman number of interesting projects they've got cooking individually, from that Nazi hunter series to a Twilight Zone reboot to playing a hyena in the new Lion King movie.
Hopefully, this new Netflix connection will mean that Key and Peele will get a shot at pitching some ideas to Obama, too.
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