'Coraline' Director Delves Into 'Grimm' World

By ZACH SEEMAYER

October 17, 2013

Henry Selick, director of Coraline, James and the Giant Peach, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is heading into the world of live-action.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Selick, 60, has signed on to direct A Tale Dark and Grimm, which will be a live-action adaptation of the popular children's novel by author Adam Gidwitz.

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The story is about fairytale children Hansel and Gretel who leave their story and wander into other Grimm-inspired stories in hopes of finding a better life. They instead find monsters in their path.

Currently, Selick is working on the post-production for his latest animated film, The Shadow King.

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