Ozark Creator and LAIKA Studios to Make Animated Neo-Noir Folktale

The Night Gardener will be made in LAIKA's distinctive stop-motion technique.

A film still from The Night Gardener

Ozark co-creator Bill Dubuque is going to make an animated movie The Night Gardener together with LAIKA Studios, best known for Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings.

The Night Gardener is a "gritty neo-noir folktale centered on a young man in rural Missouri fighting to keep his family together in the wake of a tragedy." The film will "paint an unflinching portrait of sacrifice, self-reliance, and revenge."

"The Night Gardener is a beautiful and timeless story that quickens the pulse as often as it breaks the heart. Bill is a masterful storyteller. He’s crafted a lyrical world layered with complex characters, provocative ideas, and keenly felt emotion. It’s gonna be one helluva movie," said Travis Knight, director of the movie and LAIKA's CEO.

"I’m delighted that Travis Knight saw in The Night Gardener a story worthy of the time-intensive process and collective talent of Laika’s in-house artisans. Laika’s creativity and dedication to detail is, in my opinion, as close as one can come to conjuring storytelling magic," added Dubuque.

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