The Shadow King is a deliciously magical tale about nine-year-old New York orphan Hap who hides his fantastically weird hands with long fingers from a cruel world. But when a living shadow girl teaches him to make amazing hand shadows that come to life, his hands become incredible weapons in a shadow war against a ravenous monster bent on killing Hap's brother Richard and ultimately destroying New York.
The Shadow King is written and directed by Henry Selick. His team includes an impressive array of renowned artists such as Director of Photographer Peter Sorg, (Frankenweenie, Coraline), Eric Leighton, Animation Director on Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Production Designer Lou Romano (The Incredibles), Editor Wyatt Jones (Immortals, Rango, Tron: Legacy, Zodiac), and composer Bruno Coulais (Coraline).
The Shadow King, until recently in hiatus after Disney exited the project, is already a good way into production.
K5 International is bringing Henry Selick to the European Film Market at Berlin to conduct special presentations to selected buyers with exclusive clips from the film screened behind closed doors as part of the presentation.
Henry Selick said:
K5's Co-Founders Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur said:
Partner Sales Carl Clifton said: