Netflix has premiered the first trailer for the new Dreamworks Animation film title “Orion and the Dark” which will premiere on the service in February 2nd 2024.

Celebrated “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” scribe Charlie Kaufman has penned this adaptation of the book by Emma Yarlett.

Set outside Philadelphia in the 1990s, the story follows Orion (Jacob Tremblay), an anxious young boy who is afraid of the dark. Then, the living embodiment of his worst fear, ‘The Dark (Paul Walter Hauser) pays him a visit to prove there is nothing to be afraid of in the night.

Orion must decide if he can learn to accept the unknown and embrace the joy of living. “Trolls World Tour” storyboard artist Sean Charmatz makes his feature directorial debut on the project.

Producer Peter McCown previously indicated the film “has the Charlie Kaufman stuff in it” in terms of eccentricity. Several concepts like Sleep, Quiet, Insomnia, Dreams, and Unexplained Noises are all said to be characters in the film.

The one and only Werner Herzog also has a voice role in the movie which is skipping cinemas.

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