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Henry Selick To Tell 'A Tale Dark And Grim'

The story of director Henry Selick is somewhat of a sad one.  The most popular film he ever directed was...The Nightmare Before Christmas,which most people tend to assume was the sole effort of Hot Topic god Tim Burton.  He mostly stayed under the radar until Coraline, a project that did so well commercially and critically that Selick was contracted to make a whole series of stop motions animated films.  Then it all fell apart leaving him without anything to do.  Luckily, he does have one live action project in the works.

That project is A Tale Dark And Grim, based on a children's book by Adam Gidwitz.  Here's Amazon's description of the book:

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.

Sounds interesting!

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