Director Henry Selick is bringing Neil Gaiman's Coraline (script review) to the big screen and in stop-motion! The Nightmare Before Christmas director is certainly showing that he can still create spooky and fluid animated features as we saw in the pic's new trailer. Coraline is looking to bring us something that should please horror fans in 2009.
There are some books out there that I don’t feel should ever be attempted to be adapted for films; The Dark Tower series is one I’ve always been afraid of being tainted. But then there are the books that simply beg to be translated to the big screen, and the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett masterpiece Good Omens is one of them.
So Stardust opened this past weekend and, despite having every reason to look like it would do well in this post-Harry Potter/Chronicles of Narnia world, it was only able to pull in about $9 million. That’s not a lot, but hopefully word will spread and more will get out to see it, cause I would hate for it to have a negative impact on other Neil Gaiman-penned projects.
How odd is it that I was just thinking about the long-discussed adaptation off Neil Gaiman’s fantastic children’s book, Coraline (get the book through Evilshop), and all of a su
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Written by Henry Selick 2nd rewrite: May 8, 2002 Something that's proven to be exceedingly difficult for screenwriters over the years is to take elements from a book that is really well-loved by it's fans and be able to translate them into a script in a way that makes sense. So many authors delve into deep description when they play out a scene in a novel, and to make that come alive in screen can be a pain.