Beneath the cobblestone streets of Cheesebridge dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.
In cinemas 26 September 2014
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost wax lyrical about Edgar Wright in our new featurette for ‘The World’s End’, but admit that he’s not the easiest director to work with.
Despite earning considerable praise for projects like ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’, Wright is still “beset by the pressures of it on set”.