Netflix has finally released a teaser trailer for Nimona, the long-in-development animated film adaptation of ND Stevenson’s bestselling graphic novel of the same name. The video introduces Netflix’s newest hero in the form of a mischievous teenager named Nimona as she shows off the limitless potential of her shapeshifting abilities. The movie is scheduled to make its debut on June 30.
Check out the Nimona teaser trailer below (watch more trailers):
What to Expect in the Nimona Movie?
Nimona is directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane from a screenplay written by Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor. The film is an epic tale about finding friendship in the most surprising situations and accepting yourself and others for who they are.
“When Ballister Boldheart, a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem — who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been trained to destroy,” reads the synopsis. “But with the entire kingdom out to get him, Nimona’s the best (or technically the only) sidekick Ballister can hope for. And as the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters start to blur, the two of them set out to wreak serious havoc — for Ballister to clear his name once and for all, and for Nimona to…just wreak serious havoc.”
It features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz as Nimona, Riz Ahmed as Ballister Boldheart, Eugene Lee Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin, Frances Conroy as The Director, Lorraine Toussaint as Queen Valerin, Beck Bennett as Sir Thoddeus Sureblade, Indya Moore as Alamzapam Davis, RuPaul Charles as Nate Knight, Julio Torres as Diego the Squire, and Sarah Sherman as Coriander Cadaverish.
Executive producers are Robert L. Baird, Megan Ellison, and Andrew Millstein, with Roy Lee, Karen Ryan, and Julie Zackary. It is a production by Netflix and Annapurna Pictures, with DNEG Animation as its animation studio.
The adaptation was first set up at 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios in 2015. However, due to the Disney acquisition, the project’s release was delayed a number of times until Disney decided to shut down Blue Sky Studios which resulted in the cancellation of the project.