The stop-motion animation company that brought us Coraline, and the great looking upcoming kids horror movie Paranorman, Laika Studios, will be producing a feature film adaptation of the book Goblins. The animation director of Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Marc Gustafson, is set to direct the stop-motion 3D movie.
Goblins was written by Philip Reeves, and it tells the story of "Skarper, a clever young goblin who lives among his ill-mannered bretheren in an ancient castle. Only he understands that an ancient evil is rising that will bring all manner of monsters and mythical creatures into an epic magical conflict."
Sounds like it will be a fun story to bring to life. I'm a big fan of what Laika has done so far. Both my kids and myself have enjoyed the dark childrens tales that they are bringing to life. Coraline was fantastic, and Paranorman looks like it's going to be a awesome. It looks like Laika is going to bring us yet another winner. Laika prexy & CEO Travis Knight had this to say in a statement,
Goblins is a fantasy with bite. In the hands of Laika's freakishly talented artists and guided by the ineffably gifted Mark Gustafson, it will make a strange, stirring, and altogether beautiful film.
Are you a fan of what Laika has been doing in the world of stop-motion animation? Are you looking forward to this new Goblins project?
Here's the official book description:
This is a wild world of magical creatures and heroic adventure from the extraordinary imagination of Philip Reeve. The squabbling goblins who live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper understands that dark magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again. From the lands of men come fortune-seekers - and trolls, giants, cloud-midens, boglins, swamp monsters, tree-warriors and bloodthirsty goblins are swept into a fabulous magical conflict to thrill all fantasy fans.