“CORALINE” director Selick has a “GRIMM” new projectMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Henry Selick, the filmmaker who brought stop-motion into the modern age in a scary way with THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and CORALINE, is now going GRIMM with a live-action feature.
Deadline reports that Selick will helm a feature version of A TALE DARK & GRIMM for Kamala Pictures and FilmNation. It’s based on the book by Adam Gidwitz, which puts a spin on the classic Brothers Grimm stories that’s decidedly for older children and adults, taking Hansel and Gretel out of their own tale and into eight other dark, horrific scenarios. John W. Mann and Jon Gunn scripted for producers Marissa McMahon, Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder. “I remain completely enraptured by Adam Gidwitz’s marvelous book A TALE DARK & GRIMM,” Selick says. “It’s a hilarious, deeply inventive tale about survival in the world of fairy tales and what it takes to forgive one’s parents. So it’s a huge thrill to be joining the team of Kamala Films and FilmNation as the director of the film based on it. Between the great material and a team that really gets it, I hope to make something really special that lasts.”