It seems like 'Frankenweenie' isn't the only fun kids movie this year that's going to delve into darker territory. The new flick 'ParaNorman' from Laika is the story of a young boy named Norman (hence the punny title) who sees dead people. But when an evil witch threatens to cause the dead to return to life, it's up to Norman and his rag-tag band of friends to save the day.
Sounds pretty fun to me.
'ParaNorman' stars Kodi Smit-McPhee ('Let Me In') as the title character. The rest of the cast is rounded out with a few notable actors like John Goodman, Casey Affleck, and Tempest Bledsoe. It's written and directed by Chris Butler who handled the stop-motion film 'The Corpse Bride'. Check out the first full trailer below:
'Paranorman' hits theaters on August 17th, 2012.