Henry Selick to Adapt ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’

Chris Savage

A Tale Dark & GrimmHow many of you guys have read Adam Gidwitz’ book A Tale Dark & Grimm? If not, you may want to start now as the book is gearing up for a live-action adaptation, and I have to say, they couldn’t have chosen someone more fitting to do the job.

According to Variety, Henry Selick, (Coraline, A Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) has come on board to direct the adaptation for Kamala Pictures and FilmNation.

The book 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.

Selick said in a statement;

I remain completely enraptured by Adam Gidwitz’ marvelous book ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm. 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.

Jon Gunn (My Date With Drew) and John W. Mann (Mercy Streets) are penning the script.

It is still early days, but what do you guys think of this, does it have potential?


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