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Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick May Work Together Again?!

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May 7, 2009
Source: Total Film

Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick

Now this is great news! Those of you who were privileged enough to catch Coraline earlier this year know how amazing that collaboration turned out. But wouldn't it be great to see world renowned writer Neil Gaiman work with genius stop-animation filmmaker Henry Selick again one day? It may actually happen. Total Film caught up with Selick recently and asked him about the possibility. "We're actually talking about it definitely," he said. "We want to work together again, but I'd rather not say right now because there are so many - several - titles under discussion." Several titles?! Whatever could they be?

Since he's being tight lipped about the projects, we'll just have to wait until something develops. In the meantime, Selick actually had some great things to say about their collaboration on Coraline. "It was a nice surprise and I felt like he was a brother, like my original friendship with Tim Burton. He felt like someone from the same planet as me, maybe different neighbourhood - he wears more black than me - but it was a nice script." And as for what Gaiman might be cooking up? "I'm always interested in the next thing he's going to write," he says. "It was a great collaboration, really an artistically enhancing experience."

I absolutely loved Coraline and I'm sad that I don't have the chance to see it again in 3-D. It was one of the few films I've ever seen that was spectacular in 3-D, but only in theaters. Alas, I'll definitely be picking it up on DVD, but the experience won't be the same. I don't even want to start to guess what Gaiman and Selick could collaborate on this time, but I doubt it's Sandman - that just has to be live-action. Any ideas?

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  • Vole
    I'd imagine its most likely to be The Graveyard Book.
  • CJ
    I would say "The Wolves in the walls"
  • 9mm
    the cat story from Creatures of the Night is what i hope to see! But i have to agree with #1 that grave yard book is most likely.
  • Meg
    I'm with CJ on this one. I'm betting on Wolves in the Walls too. But The Graveyard Book could be too, that'd be great with stop-motion.
  • brou
    @Vole : Actually, "The Graveyard Book" will be adapted as a live-action film by Neil Jordan ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001403/ )
  • LINKFX
    Coraline was freaking amazing. Can't wait to see more.
  • Alfredo
    It'd be awesome if they were to collaborate for a Sandman movie, with live action and claymotion combined. Dunno what the claymotion would be for, but I just love what they did with Coraline, haha.
  • Meli
    I'd love see a another project from their collaboration Coraline was adapted well and was truly amazing visually. I think Wolves in the Walls would be a good pick, as mentioned above. I wouldn't mind seeing Neverwhere in stop motion considering all the craziness of that novel it'd be great visually.
  • 9mm
    I dont see how Wolves in the Walls could be made into a 90 minute movie. I mean, its basically. wolves come out and scare off people, then people go in the walls and come out and scare away wolves. I could also see how Anansi boys could be made into a children's book with out much fuss.
  • trent
    Neil Gaiman is a self aggrandizing Scientologist, and Scientologists create an enormous amount of misery in the world, so it really isn't cute or funny. Scientologists are either in good standing or disconnected from their family members so Gaiman is clearly in good standing as is Amanda Palmer. Why does Gaiman support this dangerous cult? I suspect in order to gain monetary and career benefit. Scientologists call outsiders WOGS and it is okay for them to lie to us, in this case about their status so they can continue to take our money and fund a dangerous cult that destroys lives. The money trail to Gaiman is a fact and Gaiman also sent his children to Scientology schools. The Gaiman Family USA are Patrons with Honors of Scientology, meaning they’ve donated at least $100,000.00. The Gaiman Family USA is Neil Gaiman because both of his sisters are married and go by their married names, Claire Edwards and Lizzie Calcione. ( These two sisters are bigwig Scienos, being the respective heads of recruiting in LA and the Wealden Center in East Grinstead). In 2006, the same year Neil Gaiman donated $100,00.00, his father David Gaiman (now deceased, donated almost 400,000 pounds or $750,000.00. Gaiman's entire family are high ranking Scientologists and Neil Gaiman is a member in VERY good standing. They also donate through G & G Foods, their family company. Go to http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/ to see the big picture. 2003: THE GAIMAN FAMILY USA Impact magazine #105 Patrons ($100,000.00) You will find them listed in CAPS because they are Patrons with Honors ($100,000.00) 2004: Impact #109 G & G Foods Patrons ($40,000.00) 2004: THE GAIMAN FAMILY USA Impact Magazine #109 Founding Patrons ($100,000.00)[circa September 2004 ]:Founding Patrons are those who became Patrons by the IAS 20th Anniversary (October/November 2004). The following list appears in Impact 114 [ circa September 2006 ]: 2006: Impact #114 G & G Food Supplies Patrons ($40,000.00) 2006: THE GAIMAN FAMILY USA Impact magazine #114 Patrons ($100,000.00) You will find them listed in CAPS because they are Patrons with Honors ($100,000.00) 2006: Impact magazine #114 DAVID & SHEILA GAIMAN UK Silver Meritorious ($750,000.00) allegiance

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