Netflix has released a new poster and trailer for their fun upcoming animated DreamWorks feature film, Orion and the Dark. The film is directed by Sean Charmatz (Trolls World Tour) from a screenplay written by Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), based on the novel by Emma Yarlett. The film features the voice cast that includes Jacob Tremblay as Orion, Paul Walter Hauser as The Dark, and Werner Herzog in an unspecified role.
The film’s synopsis reads:
“Orion seems a lot like your average elementary school kid — shy, unassuming, harboring a secret crush. But underneath his seemingly normal exterior, Orion is a ball of adolescent anxiety, completely consumed by irrational fears of bees, dogs, the ocean, cell phone waves, murderous gutter clowns, and even falling off of a cliff. But of all his fears, the thing he’s the most afraid of is what he confronts on a nightly basis: the dark. So when the literal embodiment of his worst fear pays a visit, Dark whisks Orion away on a roller coaster ride around the world to prove there is nothing to be afraid of in the night. As the unlikely pair grows closer, Orion must decide if he can learn to accept the unknown — to stop letting fear control his life and finally embrace the joy of living.”
This looks like it’s going to be a great film for kids and families to enjoy. Check out the trailer and poster for the film below, and watch Orion and The Dark on Netflix on February 2nd.