Movies 'Coraline' Director Delves Into 'Grimm' World By Zach Seemayer 2:15 AM PDT, 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. RELATED PICS: Check Out Hollywood's Hottest Movie PostersThe 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.