Monday, October 27, 2008
Coraline The Movie
I haven't read the Neil Gaiman novella, but I did read the somehow unsatisfying graphic novel adaptation by P. Craig Russell.
The film adaptation, directed by Nightmare Before Christmas' Henry Selick, will be a stop-motion / 3D combo, featuring the voices of Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher. The visual atmosphere of the film obviously targets a younger set, with a cartoony design looking nothing like Russell's adaptation.
A major change from book to film is the inclusion of a sidekick character, a decision that Selick explains in the following video.
Coraline is set for release in 2009.