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The Orion and the Dark Scripted by Charlie Kaufman: Netflix Trailer

Orion and the Dark (c) Netflix

After 'Anomalisa', Charlie Kaufman returns (as a writer) in the 3D animation feature 'The Orion and the Dark' to stream on Netflix (directed by Sean Charmatz). The film is about a boy filled with anxieties -which need to be resolved. A familiar territory for Kaufman.

Orion seems a lot like your average elementary school kid –– shy, unassuming, harboring a secret crush. But underneath his seemingly normal exterior, Orion is a ball of adolescent anxiety, completely consumed by irrational fears of bees, dogs, the ocean, cell phone waves, murderous gutter clowns, even falling off a cliff. But of all his fears, the thing he’s the most afraid of is what he confronts on a nightly basis: the dark. So when the literal embodiment of his worst fear pays a visit, Dark whisks Orion away on a roller coaster ride around the world to prove there is nothing to be afraid of in the night. As the unlikely pair grow closer, Orion must decide if he can learn to accept the unknown –– to stop letting fear control his life and finally embrace the joy of living - Film Synopsis

Τhis is an initial DreamWorks Animation project, now partnering with Netflix. Voice actors include Jacob Tremblay, Angela Bassett and Werner Herzog as the narrator.

Watch The Orion and the Dark trailer:

'The Orion and the Dark' hits Netflix on 2nd February 2024.

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