Henry Selick to animate Alan Snow's HERE BE MONSTERS!!
Published at: April 3, 2006, 12:37 a.m. CST by staff
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a bit of good news for us fans of Henry Selick. Sure you're a fan of Henry Selick. If you liked NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH or if you were the one that didn't want to claw their eyes out during his live-action venture, MONKEYBONE, then you are a Henry Selick fan. He's going to head up the adaptation of Alan Snow's children's novel HERE BE MONSTERS for Laika Entertainment, a relatively small animation boutique who outbid the big studios for the rights to the book.
The book centers on a young boy named Arthur who is trapped in a town called Ratbridge. His way home is blocked by an outlaw named Snatcher, who is planning to take over and then destroy Ratbridge.
Any new (animated) work by Henry Selick is good news, especially if this Laika people wanted the project for Selick so badly they paid so damn much for it (six-figures). Hopefully they'll trust him to make the film as good as it can be. What do you folks think?