Selick Does “Karlstei” & “Paranorman”

“Coraline” director Henry Selick says that his next project will be an adaptation of “Golden Compass” author Philip Pullman’s children’s book “Count Karlstein” says JoBlo.

The story follows an evil Count who has become wealthy and powerful due to a deal with the devil. In exchange for his power, he offers up a human sacrifice. When the devil comes calling, Karlstein offers up his two young nieces but as you might expect, they’re not ready to go quietly.

“I have a couple of other things, but the primary one is an older Philip Pullman kids book called COUNT KARLSTEIN. I’ve got a film story worked out and I’ll eventually write a screenplay and start designing” says Selick.

The “Nightmare Before Christmas” helmer is also producing zombie comedy “Paranorman” penned by “Coraline” storyboard artist Chris Butler who’s currently on his second draft. The story follows a 13-year-old named Norman who’s the only chance a small town has to survive a zombie uprising.