It has been announced today that Lionsgate has acquired the U.S distribution rights to the hotly anticipated Aardman animated comedy Early Man from STUDIOCANAL and production company Aardman. The film will be released under Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment. Lionsgate will also control licensing and merchandising for the film in the U.S. market.
Director Nick Park’s (Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep Movie) Early Man will be released 16 February 2018 in the U.S., following STUDIOCANAL’s European release. Early Man is supported by the British Film Institute with National Lottery Funding.
Read the synopsis of Early Man below. We at Filmoria can’t wait for this one!
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, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. Early Man unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters and marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award® winning Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.
Early Man features voices from a star-studded cast including Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Theory of Everything and Les Miserables) who plays Dug, Tom Hiddleston (Thor and The Avengers franchise, High-Rise, King Kong: Skull Island) Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Cyberbully, Doctor Who and forthcoming X-Men: New Mutants) and Timothy Spall (Harry Potter series, Alice in Wonderland) alongside other exciting British comedy talent. STUDIOCANAL will distribute the film in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.