Henry Selick And The Russos Adapting Little Nightmares
Transplanting a video game into another medium has always been a dicey prospect, and history is littered with the ones that didn't work, even with good people attached. Still, we're more hopeful for something like Little Nightmares, which has Coraline director Henry Selick attached and Marvel stalwarts Joe and Anthony Russo aboard to produce.
Little Nightmares follows a nine-year-old girl called Six who becomes trapped on the bottom level of a ship called the Maw, which is stuffed with terrors. She has to navigate the various levels of the ship, avoiding capture and death at the hands of horrible characters including The Janitor and The Lady. The game was released in April this year by Tarsier Studios and Bandai Namco.
The aim is here to turn the game into a TV series, with the Russos developing the show with Dmitri M. Johnson and Stephan Bugaj, whose company DJ2 is becoming known for adapting video game titles. Selick is joining the team to direct the pilot and potentially other episodes.
As for the Russos, they're deep into work on Avengers: Infinity War, due in cinemas here on 27 April next year.