Based on the comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland, by Winsor McCay, the film takes audiences to a dreamworld where precocious Nemo (Barkley) and her eccentric companion Flip (Momoa) embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
After her father Peter (Chandler) is unexpectedly lost at sea, young Nemo’s idyllic Pacific Northwest existence is completely upended when she is sent to live in the city with her well-meaning but deeply awkward uncle Phillip (O’Dowd). Her new school and new routine are challenging by day – but at night, a secret map to the fantastical world of Slumberland connects Nemo to Flip, a rough-around-the-edges but lovable outlaw who quickly becomes her partner and guide. She and Flip soon find themselves on an incredible journey traversing dreams and fleeing nightmares, where Nemo begins to hope that she will be reunited with her father once again.
The picture is directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire & Mockingjay), written by David Guion and Michael Handelman (Night at the Museum, Secret of the Tomb) and produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready and Francis Lawrence.
Slumberland, also starring Weruche Opia, India De Beaufort, and Humberly Gonzalez, will be streaming on Netflix from November 18th.