Henry Selick to Direct Live-Action ‘Tale Dark and Grimm’

Coraline” filmmaker Henry Selick has come on board to direct a live-action version of “A Tale Dark and Grimm” for Kamala Pictures and FilmNation.
Project 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.

Besides “Coraline,” Selick’s credits include the stop-motion films “A Nightmare Before Christmas” and “James and the Giant Peach.”

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.

“I remain completely enraptured by Adam Gidwitz’ marvelous book ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm,'” Selick said in a statement. “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.”

Ellen Goldsmith Vein of the Gotham Group and George Davis of Nelson Davis Wetzstein LLP represent Selick.

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