We’re being treated to two new Pixar IPs this year. Following Onward will be Soul, from Inside Out director Pete Docter.
If you were into the incredible inventiveness and humanity of Inside Out, then it looks like Soul may be set to deliver the knock-out punch of out-thereness.
The movie stars Jamie Foxx as the voice of jazz man Joe Gardner. He’s a high school band teacher who dreams of getting a gig in a band. His dream comes true one day, but it all turns turtle when he kind of falls down a manhole and things go full Pixar. He finds himself in a world of souls, accompanied by 22 (voiced by Tina Fey) and… erm, look, check out the new trailer below and it may make a bit more sense.
Musos Questlove, and Daveed Diggs join Phylicia Rashad as other cast members.
The soundtrack is set to be interesting, too, coming from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who aren’t normally your first go-to guys when you think jazz.
Soul is currently scheduled for a June release in Australian cinemas.