Anthony and Joe Russo, filmmakers known for their work in Community, Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War, are teaming up with director Henry Selick, (A Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline and James and the Giant Peach) to bring the video game Little Nightmares to TV.
Henry Selick will direct the pilot of the series, and possibly more episodes, while The Russo brothers develop and act as executive producers alongside DJ2 Entertainment, a company known for trying to make a name for themselves by adapting video games such as Life Is Strange and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Little Nightmares is the story of Six, a nine-year-old girl who finds herself trapped on the bottom level of a ship, the Maw, where she finds all sorts of terrors. She has to navigate through the various levels of the ship, avoiding characters like the Janitor, the Twin Chefs or the Lady, who want to capture and kill her, all of this to be free.
The game was released this April, and its show has been planned since it was still being worked on by Tarsier Studios once DJ2 discovered it.
Right now, it’s unknown the premiere date, the cast and crew, the platform where it’ll be released or how long the season will be, but the fact that Henry Selick will direct the first episodes of the series might hint it’ll be a stop-motion animation.
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The Russos’ next big project is the anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, which is set for a May 4, 2018, release.