Focus Features and Laika have released the third trailer and third poster for the 3D stop-motion project ParaNorman, which will be released in theaters nationwide August 17. Kodi Smit-McPhee voices the title character, who realizes he can speak with the dead after his small town is invaded by zombies, and tries to lift an ancient curse which plagues his hometown. Take a look at new footage from ParaNorman, along with the new poster.

<strong><em>ParaNorman</em></strong> Poster #3

The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline. ParaNorman is, following Coraline, the company's second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.