It’s been made official, the man known for playing the villanious Asgardian god Loki from Marvel’s The Avengers, will be playing the ridiculously pompous Lord Nooth, Governer of Bronze Age Town in Aardman Animations’ feature film Early Man. In a press release Aardman described Nooth as “a money-loving tyrant and rival to the film’s Stone Age hero, Dug [voiced by Eddie Redmayne].”
Aardman Animations, the company responsible for such stop-motion feature films as Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep The Movie, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits are currently in principal photography on their newest film. Early Man introduces caveman Dug and animal sidekick Hognob (who resembles something of a warthog) as Dug unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age. Here is the official synopsis from Aardman:
Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart (Jack et la mécanique du cœur) is finally getting a limited American theatrical presentation come September 24th, with a DVD and Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory quickly following. Fans of French CGI/animated cinema can finally see what’s next after such hits like A Monster In Paris (2011) andThe Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (2010).
With this tale, the emphasis is with a musical drama that’s stylized in the same vein as Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! It’s mythic quality comes from the surreal magic invoked by the fact that a life can be saved by inserting mechanical parts into a dying human body. But unless the survivor abides by certain rules, life cannot last forever. Endless love, for that matter, also is not without some caveats.