17 October 2013 2:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Henry Selick, director of Coraline, James and the Giant Peach, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is heading into the world of live-action.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Selick, 60, has signed on to direct A Tale Dark and Grimm, which will be a live-action adaptation of the popular children's novel by author Adam Gidwitz.

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The story is about fairytale children Hansel and Gretel who leave their story and wander into other Grimm-inspired stories in hopes of finding a better life. They instead find monsters in their path.

Currently, Selick is working on the post-production for his latest animated film, The Shadow King. »

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