Aardman Animation and StudioCanal have released the very first Early Man teaser trailer, the new film from director Nick Park. The film will open in cinemas on January 26th 2018, and features the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Timothy Spall.

Early Man teaser trailer
Early Man teaser trailer

EARLY MAN is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award-winning director Nick Park and AARDMAN, the creators of WALLACE AND GROMIT and SHAUN THE SHEEP. Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.  

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (EDDIE REDMAYNE) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (TOM HIDDLESTON) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. 

EARLY MAN, currently filming in Bristol, continues the production partnership with AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL following the success of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing alongside the BFI (British Film Institute) and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide. The BFI (British Film Institute) is proud to support EARLY MAN with National Lottery funding.

Nick Park commented on the arrival of the very first clip/ teaser for the film: “Today we get to meet Dug’s tribe, a loveable bunch of misfits voiced by some exceptional British talent. They’re essentially a group of inept cavemen and women including Treebor, played by Richard Ayoade, a gentle giant scared of his own shadow; Magma, Treebor’s no nonsense mother voiced by Selena Griffiths and Mark Williams as Barry, whose best friend is a rock. Chief Bobnar, voiced by the brilliant Timothy Spall, leads the pack as their long-suffering leader, and father figure to his tribe of idiotic brutes.” 

The filmmakers are using the latest photographic equipment to bring Early Man to screens. They have bought 40 Canon EOS 1D X digital SLR cameras to shoot the movie. You can read more about that over on Definition Magazine who have an interesting article on just how animators bring this kind of movie to the big-screen.

We’ll have more news on this epic animated adventure soon, but please take a look at this brilliant Early Man teaser trailer in the player below.

Early Man teaser trailer