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.

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