Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Coraline concept art



Some concept art for the film version of Neil Gaiman's book Coraline has surfaced on the internet. Its one of my favourite children's books – one for the more creepy, off-kilter, gothic regions of your library. It is concise enough to adapt into a film without having to excise too much of the story; and it resolves itself such that there won't be the temptation to produce a sequel or an on-going series franchise, which seems almost an industry prerequisite these days. The film is helmed by stop-motion maestro Henry Selick, the director of A Nightmare Before Christmas – another long-time favourite of mine. It will be interesting to see how his particular aesthetic style meshes with the narrative. One to put on your watch-list I think.

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