Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Matthew McConaughey Attached to The Billionaire's Vinegar
About wine that is not alright alright alright
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Finds Force Majeure
She's in talks for a remake of the Swedish film
More Movie News

Laika Tracks Down Goblins
Fresh fantasy for the Coraline team

18 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Laika Tracks Down Goblins

The team at Laika Studios found plenty of success adapting a work by a respected fantasy author with Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. And while their next release, ParaNorman, is an original, they have other book-based projects bubbling away. Add to that one more, as the company has announced a film based on Philip Reeve’s Goblins.

Marc Gustafson, a stop-motion veteran who served as animation director on Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox and most recently oversaw the Claymation segment of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, will bring his expertise to the movie.

Reeve’s book, which has just hit bookshelves over here, follows the adventures of clever young goblin Skarper, who’s not exactly the best fit among his rude, stupid peers living in an ancient castle. But when an ancient evil threatens his kind and other mythical creatures, he might just be the one that can save them all.

"Goblins is a fantasy with bite," Laika CEO Travis Knight tells Variety. "In the hands of Laika's freakishly talented artists and guided by the ineffably gifted Mark Gustafson, it will make a strange, stirring, and altogether beautiful film."

There’s no word yet on when Goblins might hit our screens. ParaNorman will be out on September 14.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Michael Pitt Says You Can't Win
He's adapted a 1926 novel
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)