Laika Takes On Reeve’s Goblins

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Stop-motion ani­ma­tion stu­dio Laika Enter­tain­ment has put the grabs on Philip Reeve’s book Gob­lins for a pos­si­ble new film. The British novel has yet to be released in the United States. Reeve also wrote the award-winning book Mor­tal Engine.

Laika Enter­tain­ment released the highly regarded Cora­line in 2009, and has a sum­mer release of a new stop-motion film Para­Nor­man. Laika grew out of the Port­land stu­dios of stop-motion pio­neer Will Vinton.

Laika Enter­tain­ment has attached Mark Gustafson, the ani­ma­tion direc­tor of 2009’s Fan­tas­tic Mr. Fox, to helm the adaptation.

The 3D, stop-motion ani­ma­tion pic will tell the story of a Skarper, a clever young gob­lin who lives among his ill-mannered bretheren in an ancient cas­tle. Only he under­stands that an ancient evil is ris­ing that will bring all man­ner of mon­sters and myth­i­cal crea­tures into an epic mag­i­cal conflict.

No firm date has been set for release.

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