Henry Selick is always going to be one of my favorite directors. The man knows his way around a camera, especially when there’s something spooky in front of it. He’s best known for The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, both stop-motion animation films. Now, he’s going to be tackling the world of live-action in the way of, A Tale Dark and Grimm.


The film is based on Adam Gidwitz’ book, which “follows two children who run away from their own dark fairy tale in search of a better life only to find themselves amidst eight other fearsome tales.

Marissa McMahon of Kamala Films will finance the development and produce alongside FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder. John W. Mann and Jon Gunn adapted the screenplay with Selick contributing to the script.

[box_light]“I remain completely enraptured by Adam Gidwitz’ marvelous book ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm,’” Selick talks. “It’s a hilarious, deeply inventive tale about survival in the world of fairytales 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.[/box_light]

I can’t wait to see what happens with this project. Let’s hope that it gets the same creepy touches that Selick is known for! Check out a trailer for the book it’s based off of, below!