Finally some movement has happened on Henry (The Nightmare Before Christmas) Selick’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. I know it takes a long time to make stop-motion come to life, but it seems like it’s been way too long for this project.
Gaiman spoke to Sci Fi Wire recently and explained that even he’s only seen about 10 minutes from the movie, 10 minutes that were apparently taken out to audiences as a special bonus at festivals, which ones we don’t know; “The audience went absolutely nuts” Gaiman said, “It’s the best stop-motion thing I’ve ever seen shot in 3-D.”
The story, if you’ve forgotten, is about a bored little girl who finds a bricked-up door in her new house. When she finally goes through the door she finds a much more pleasant life waiting for her with button-eyed parents who actually pay attention to her, but something is just not right about this place and soon she learns the sinister truth.
They’re hoping to have Coraline: An Animated Love Story done and out by next year, so expect to get updates more and more frequently in the coming months!
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