The official trailer and artwork for the highly anticipated animated feature, WOLFWALKERS, was launched at New York Comic Con. The release of the trailer, which features the song, ‘Running With The Wolves’, from Norwegian artist, AURORA, came ahead of the film’s BFI London Film Festival screening this weekend, and its UK and Irish cinema release later this month.
WOLFWALKERS follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter, who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic, to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the ‘Wolfwalkers’ and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
The Apple Original film is directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, and written by Will Collins (Song of the Sea). Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Moore and Stéphan Roelants serve as producers. It follows Moore’s two prior Oscar-nominated animated features, The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, as well as Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner.
An official Ireland-Luxembourg co-production, WOLFWALKERS was produced with the participation of Value & Power Culture Communications Co, FIS/Screen Ireland, Film Fund Luxembourg, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ, Canal +, OCS and the Pole Image Magelis, Charente Region Fund.
WOLFWALKERS will be released in Irish and UK cinemas on 30 October, with previews from the 26 October.