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Henry Selick's 'Wendell and Wild' World Premiere Set For Toronto International Film Festival.

It's been an awfully long time since we have seen a new film from Henry Selick. Since Coraline was released back in 2009 we've seen him attached to several projects that sadly never materialised.  So it was a big relief when his next film, Wendell and Wild, was finally announced by Netflix.

The film does not have an exact release date just yet, but we do now know where it will be screened first. The world premiere will screen as a special presentation as part of the 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (aka TIFF). Full details about the screening will be released on August 23.

Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raul. However, Raul cannot see them so Kat helps Wendell and Wild to help him.

Wendell and Wild is directed by Henry Selick and written by Selick alongside Jordan Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman. It features the voices of Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Angela Bassett, James Hong and Ving Rhames.

Meanwhile, among the shorts program, Canada's world-renowned National Film Board (NFB) will be debuting acclaimed film The Flying Sailor. The short will receive its North American premiere at TIFF, following its world premiere at Annecy International Animation Festival earlier this year.

Directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, the film is based on the true story of a man who was blasted two kilometres through the air by the Halifax Explosion (the largest accidental explosion in history).

This year's TIFF will take place from September 8 until September 18.

The Flying Sailor (Trailer) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.