Today, fans throughout the world can see Nick Park talking about “Wallace & Gromit’s” forthcoming new film. Within an interview style short film, available only on the internet, Nick reveals that the plasticine duo’s new adventure will be made for TV.
“Trouble At’ Mill” will join multi-award winning “The Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave” as a TV half hour.
“Trouble At’ Mill,” to be shown on BBC1, is in pre-production now. Shooting starts in January and it will be finished for fall/Christmas ’08. All production will take place at the Aardman studios in Bristol.
After the incredible success of “Curse of The Were-Rabbit,” Nick is delighted to return to the 30 minute format: “I love making films for the cinema but the production of ‘Chicken Run’ and ‘Curse of the Were-Rabbit’ were virtually back to back and each film took 5 years to complete. ‘Trouble At’ Mill’ will be so much quicker to make and I can’t wait to get back into production.” The new film will reunite Nick with writer Bob Baker who co-wrote both “The Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave.”
In the film, Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business. The conversion of 62 West Wallaby Street is complete and impressive, the whole house is now a granary with ovens and robotic kneading arms. Huge mixing bowls are all over the place and everything is covered with a layer of flour. On the roof is a ‘Wallace patent-pending’ old-fashioned windmill. The transformation is perfect.
Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have ‘disappeared’ this year but Wallace isn’t worried. He’s too distracted and ‘dough-eyed’ in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help.
While they enjoy being the ‘Toast of the Town’, Gromit, with his master’s life in jeopardy, must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery – in what quickly becomes a ‘Matter of Loaf and Death’.