Adam Gidwitz


The stories from our childhoods we remember best, and often times most fondly, tend to be the ones that managed to leave a scar on our psyches. They were the ones we were probably too young to hear at the time, the ones that included some form of gruesomeness that probably shouldn’t have been included in a story for children at all. That’s why all of those disturbingly violent Brothers Grimm fairytales have been repeatedly retold down through the ages, and it’s why people are so fond of Henry Selick’s often dark, sometimes creepy stop-animated movies The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. There’s just something magical that happens when you mix fairy tale storytelling with the macabre. All of this is why the latest news regarding Selick’s career is super good news for people who like to make their kids cry. The Wrap has a report saying that the director has just signed on to helm a live action adaptation of a children’s book by Adam Gidwitz called “A Tale Dark & Grimm.” If you can’t tell by the title, this is not only a story that’s meant for children but is still a little bit spooky, but it’s also a story that’s heavily rooted in the Grimm fairytales that have become such a solid tool for scaring young people into seeing the world in the way we want them to see it. Good times for everyone are ahead.

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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