The comedic duo of Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele may reunite sooner than previously thought. The former Comedy Central duo is set to appear as brothers, Wendell and Wild, in the upcoming Netflix stop-motion feature film, Wendell and Wild. The project will be spearheaded by stop-motion filmmaker, Henry Selick, who is best known for his work on The Night Before Christmas. According to Deadline, Peele co-wrote the script with Selick. The film will center around the brother duo as they battle demon nun, Sister Heely, and her team of teenage minions. The project has been in the works for some time now, but it is unclear when the film will be released and whether or not it will be exclusively released on the streaming service.
The film will mark the first time Key and Peele have worked together since the end of the release of their parody action film, Keanu, in 2016. Since the film, Keegan Michael Key has starred in his own Netflix series called Friends From College and appeared on The Simpsons and The Angry Birds Movie. Most recently, Key appeared in a production of Hamlet in New York. Peele has also remained in the spotlight with the success of his film, Get Out. Last month, Peele mad history when he became the first Black man to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Going forward, Keegan Michael-Key will be the voice of Kamari in the 2019 remake of Disney’s Lion King and Jordan Peele is set to produce the upcoming HBO series, Lovecraft Country, written by Underground’s Misha Green.