May 17, 2006, 4:25 a.m. CST
May 17, 2006, 4:27 a.m. CST
I guess I lose my movie geek pass.
May 17, 2006, 4:33 a.m. CST
..and The Studio Formily Known as Will Vinton Studios is in my beloved city of Portland. Our local paper ran some pics of the design work and it looked good, but when I read the book I thought of everything a bit more sinister looking. It looked more creepy-cute.
May 17, 2006, 4:37 a.m. CST
May 17, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST
by the maven
It's rare when a book is picked up by the perfect director for it (although, after seeing the weirdness in "MirrorMask," I wouldn't mind finding out what Dave McKean would do with it). This is very good news. I keep waiting on the other shoe to drop. Think they'll cast Dakota Fanning in the lead?
May 17, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST
Someone delete that post before an idiot reads it and says, "Hey you know ..."
May 17, 2006, 1:06 p.m. CST
Hopefully 'Coraline' turns out well. I've been looking forward to this one for what seems like 5 years.
May 17, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST
Can anyone confirm this? When Coraline was first announced years ago they said it was going to be computer animation (I think maybe with live action parts for the real world). Later, Selick directed the computer animated "Moongirl" for Laika, partly as practice for directing computer animated features. Then I saw an interview where he said that they hadn't decided the medium yet, it could be computer animation, it could be stop motion, or it could be a combination. Since then, I haven't seen any mention of the medium except for Harry's here, which seems based on the false assumption that Laika only does stop motion. I'm sure it would be good either way but I'm definitely hoping that Harry is right about it being stop motion. p.s. I don't see how you can blame Fox's PROMOTION for what happened to Monkeybone. I'm sure the studio interfered with what Selick was trying to do, and it sounds like Chris Columbus had a lot to do with it too. And I'm sure Selick deserves part of the blame too, considering that on the DVD he defends it and claims it still is a good movie. Regardless, you can't blame Fox for not advertising it well. What is the point of a brilliant advertising campaign for a horrible movie that no one will like?
May 17, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST
by Media Fiend
YAYYYY!!! A new Selick movie. Happy-Happy! Joy-Joy!
May 17, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST
She's only fourteen but she's got reasonable taste. She seemed to enjoy it. -Focus you can use that as a quote on the movie poster if ya like.
May 17, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST
But I'm optimistic about this film. God, I hope we can finally get Selick's early films like SEEPAGE on DVD...