Disney Pictures opted not to move forward a few months ago, now K5 International has stepped in to produce the Henry Selick-directed magical stop-motion animated tale “The Shadow King”.
The story follows a nine-year-old New York orphan who hides his fantastically weird hands with long fingers from a cruel world. A living shadow girl soon teaches him to make amazing hand shadows that come to life.
His hands ultimately become weapons in a shadow war against a ravenous monster bent on killing Hap’s brother Richard and ultimately destroying New York.
Selick (“Coraline,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) is penning and directing the project which Josh Penn (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) will produce.
Source: Screen Daily