Orion and the Dark Clip Unveils Night Entities

An animated fantasy film from the acclaimed director Charlie Kaufman will soon grace Netflix. The platform has released an initial clip from the movie, “Orion and the Dark.” The film, which draws talents such as Jacob Tremblay from “The Little Mermaid,” is set to commence streaming on Netflix starting February 2, 2024.

First Look: Charlie Kaufman’s Orion and the Dark

The shared clip provides audiences with their first look at Kaufman’s animated creation. In it, we see Jacob Tremblay’s character, Orion, meeting various Night Entities including Angela Bassett’s Sweet Dreams character. In the snippet, these entities express their discontent towards Dark, portrayed by Paul Walter Hauser, who brought the scared Orion into their break room.

View the shared clip of ‘Orion and the Dark’ below:

Plot Overview: Orion and The Dark

The plot of “Orion and the Dark” revolves around an elementary school kid named Orion, who underneath his ordinary façade, grapples with acute adolescent anxiety over irrational fears. His worst fear, the dark, materialises when the embodiment of his fear visits him. The plot further unfolds as Dark takes Orion on various adventures during the night, challenging Orion’s perspective toward fear and the unknown.

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Behind the Scenes: Sean Charmatz and Charlie Kaufman

The film is directed by Sean Charmatz, known for his earlier works in animation. Charlie Kaufman, popularly known for his screenplay “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” penned the script. Other than Tremblay and Hauser, the film also features voice performances by Angela Bassett, Colin Hanks, Natasia Demetriou, Golda Rosheuvel, Nat Faxon, Aparna Nancherla, and Ike Barinholtz. The animation process was overseen by CG film executives Walt Dohrn and Bonnie Arnold, with Peter McCown serving as producer.

Wrapping Up

Charlie Kaufman’s “Orion and the Dark” holds promise for a unique blend of fantasy narrative, innovative animation, and a star-studded voice cast. As we eagerly wait for February 2024, follow HitPlay for updates and more previews on the latest films and series set to hit your screens.