Coraline by Neil Gaiman is headed for the big screen, according to SciFi Wire. Henry Selick of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” fame is directing, and will be using the same techiques. Dakota Fanning, who will be voicing the main character, has seen a bit of the unfinished film and called it “fantastic.” I don’t doubt it. Coraline is due in theaters on Feb. 9, 2009.
Terry Brooks’ Magic Kingdom for Sale is another book currently in development for the transition to the big screen. Apparently they have a good script and the folks involved are very commited to the project. As it would be a very expensive film to make, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.