The Russo brothers are teaming with Henry Selick for a Little Nightmares series
Even as production continues on their massive Marvel Comics ensemble Avengers: Infinity War, sibling filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo are planning a very different adaptation for the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Russos are developing a Little Nightmares series, based on the recent video game from Tarsier Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment. What’s more, they have The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick set to helm the pilot episode (and potentially additional episodes as well).
Little Nightmares presents a grim shadow-filled adventure through an interactive storyline, outstanding sound design, and a unique art-style that is sure to deliver eerie chills and goosebumps. Players will discover that Little Nightmares blurs the lines between dreams and nightmares as they explore The Maw in an effort to escape its nightmarish confines.
The protagonist of Little Nightmares is a young girl called Six.
“She’s smart, and tough,” reads her official character description, “and has a lovely yellow raincoat. She belongs elsewhere.”
Selick is no stranger to the adventures of girls in yellow raincoats. He famously directed LAIKA’s 2009 feature film debut, Coraline, based on the book by Neil Gaiman.
The Russos will executive produce the Little Nightmares series alongside DJ2 Entertainment’s Stephan Bugaj and Dmitri M. Johnson and Bandai Namco’s Samuel Gatté. Dan Jevons will produce with Mike Larocca serving as co-executive producer.
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