Henry Selick

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and CORALINE director Henry Selick has reportedly signed on to direct live-action adventure A TALE DARK & GRIMM.

Based on a children’s book trilogy written by Adam Gidwitz, the story follows two siblings as they manage to escape their own fairytale…only to land in several others. Here’s the official synopsis for the trilogy:

Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.

This sounds amazing! I’m already a huge fan of both of Selick’s previous stop-motion features, so it’ll be interesting to see what he does in terms of live-action. Although some fans may be disappointed by his move into ‘real life’, Selick is sure to bring some of his favourite darker elements to the film, especially with a story as sinister as this.

Who would you like to see play Hansel and Gretel? I’m thinking THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and THE CONJURING starlet Joey King as Gretel…

Source: The Hollywood Reporter