Last year, FilmNation Entertainment acquired the feature film rights to Adam Gidwitz's novel, A Tale Dark & Grimm. The project is now moving forward with Henry Selick (A Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) set to direct.

Published in 2010, the novel follows Hansel and Gretel's adventures in other classic fairy tales:

"Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome."

This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who says that Selick will also be contributing to the screenplay written by John W. Mann and Jon Gunn. There are no other details on the project at this time, aside from the fact that it will be a live-action film. We'll let readers know as soon as more information becomes available.

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