Aardman confirms new project, Eddie Redmayne lending voice

Eddie Redmayne is to provide the lead voice in Nick Park and Aardman’s next movie, Early Man…

Whenever we have a rare moment where we despair of things, we like to remind ourselves that the wonderful Aardman exists. A company that time and time again has shown the value of storytelling, character and exemplary animation, the announcement of a new Aardman movie is surely cause for a national holiday.

Which is clearly our attempt to get the day off.

That notwithstanding, Aardman has revealed its new film, and it’s called Early Man. What’s more, for the first time since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, Nick Park is directing. Mark Burton, co-director of the excellent Shaun The Sheep: The Movie, is working on the script.

Early Man is a movie set at the dawn of time, when woolly mammoths and prehistoric creatures were still around. And Eddie Redmayne will be lending his voice to Dug in the movie.

Early Man is due for release on January 26th 2018.