Coraline Animators Party With “Goblins”

“Coraline” and “ParaNorman” producers Laika have optioned the film rights to “Mortal Engine” author Philip Reeve’s new children’s book “Goblins” reports Heat Vision.

The story is set in a world of “riotous, ill-mannered and all-around bloodthirsty goblins who live in the gigantic ruins of Clovenstone Castle and spend their time mindlessly fighting, looting and menacing neighboring villages. Only clever young Skarper understands that an ancient and powerful magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again.”

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” animation director Mark Gustafson has been set to helm the adaptation which is set to feature a wealth of fantasy creatures including giants, cloudmaidens, swamp monsters and treewarriors.