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'Nightmare Before Christmas' Director Doing a Live-Action Fairy Tale Mash-Up


In kind of disappointing news today, Coraline director Henry Selick is reportedly giving up the labors of stop-motion for the comforts of living actors, who will just move around however he wants for money. He's signed to direct A Tale Dark & Grimm, a live-action adaptation of the children's book of the same name from Adam Gidwitz. Selick will be the latest director to take on some fairy tale stuff in telling a new spin on Hansel and Gretel--one which sees the siblings exit their fairy tale and wander into some other Grimm works, encountering a variety of evil foes and even Satan himself. That doesn't leave a lot of time for dressing up in leather and fighting witches, but surely they'll find a way. Otherwise, what kind of shitty, primitive Hansel and Gretel movie is this?

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