The Director of Nightmare Before Christmas is Bringing Little Nightmares

first_imgHenry Selick, best known for directing Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, is working on another nightmare. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Selick is working with Anthony and Joe Russo, of Captain America: Civil War fame, on an adaptation the horror game Little Nightmares. The Russo Brothers will develop and executive produce the series, while Selick will direct the pilot.Little Nightmares came out at the end of April 2017, and its aesthetic is perfect for Selick’s style. The game looks like a stop-motion cartoon already, and I can’t wait to see what Selick does with it. He also directed both James and the Giant Peach and Coraline, if you needed more proof of exactly how talented this guy is. His experience on Coraline especially should serve him well on Little Nightmares. He was able to translate the horror of Neil Gaiman’s children’s novel so effectively to the big screen; he should do a fine job with this adaptation.The game is about a nine-year-old girl trapped on the bottom of a massive ship. She tries to escape while evading terrifying monsters such as The Janitor, The Twin Chefs, and The Lady. It’s a simple-looking side-scrolling adventure that’s often legitimately terrifying. Though the gameplay didn’t please everyone, it certainly nailed its atmosphere.The show is still early in development, without a network or release date, so little is known about what kind of show it will be. Here’s hoping the series keeps the horror of the game intact. With Selick’s direction, it could be the scariest animated show on TV.last_img read more