Henry Selick to Direct ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’

Henry Selick
Henry Selick

Stop-motion master Henry Selick is moving to the world of live-action. The Oscar-nominated director of classics such as Coraline and A Nightmare Before Christmas has signed on to direct FilmNation’s adaptation of Adam Gidwitz’s children’s novel A Tale Dark & Grimm. The book centers on two children who escape their own dark fairy tales story only to find themselves trapped in eight other twisted Grimm-like tales.

The script is written by John W. Mann and Jon Gunn, the duo behind DreamWorks’ upcoming B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. Marissa McMahon, Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder are listed as producers.

Last year, Selick was working on a stop-motion feature for Disney called The Shadow King, which was later abandoned by the studio. The movie was last reported to have been revived by producer Josh Penn and German/UK outfit K5 International.

A Tale Dark & Grimm

A Tale Dark & Grimm

  • AnimationFan#1

    This sounds pretty cool! I can’t wait! I’m a huge fan of Henry Selick and I liked what he did with other animated films like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and James and the Giant Peach! I’m sure he’ll make this one a pretty cool scary classic animated feature! I LOVE ANIMATION!