Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Henry Selick Directing 'Little Nightmares' TV Pilot

We haven't heard much since Henry Selick parted ways with LAIKA after Coraline. The stop-motion legend had been working on various projects including the stuck-in-development-hell The Shadow King, but we haven't seen a new film from him since. In an unexpected twist, it seems he is now headed for television and will direct a pilot for the TV adaptation of the acclaimed new video game Little Nightmares.

The game features a young girl named Six who must escape from a ship full of villains. Take a look at the trailer and you can see why this is prime territory for the Nightmare Before Christmas director. Its combination of creepy and cute looks like it could have come straight out from one of his films and has won it legions of admirers.




The rights were picked up by The Russo Brothers (directors of Captain America Civil War and the next Avengers flick) for their new production company. Selick is attached to direct the pilot, but potentially more if the project goes to series.

It should also be noted at this point that nobody has actually yet said that this will be stop-motion animated. People may assume that it would be, but could Selick follow in the footsteps his fellow animator buddy Tim Burton and make the shift to live-action? Or maybe it could be CG or even 2D animation? The signs would obviously point to this being a stop-motion series (and that would be a wonderful thing) but until we know for sure, your guess is as good as ours.

Are you excited by this news? Are you a fan of Little Nightmares? Let us know in the comments or hit us up on our social media channels!

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