Interview with Coraline Director

UGO has an interview with Henry Selick who is directing the upcoming Coraline movie. Here’s an excerpt:

DE: Are you still doing Neil Gaiman’s Coraline?

HS: Yes. I just finished a polish on the third draft, which was accepted. The producer really likes the screenplay, and I hope to go into pre-production in January.

DE: Is it going to be a mixture of animation and live action, like Monkeybone?

HS: It is going to be live action with some CG effects but, unlike Monkeybone, I will write the screenplay. I want to take charge of the story. It is stylized. I can’t really compare it to anything else. It’s not like any other story.

DE: Well, it’s a Neil Gaiman story.

HS: It’s Neil Gaiman, and that world. So I want to be faithful to that world and story.

Thanks to Russell Frushtick for the heads-up.