It’s one thing to hear that a film has been cancelled when you never knew anything of it, and another when you never knew anything of it but were almost completely positive and it was going to be awesome. This is a case of the latter.
Henry Selick, director of stop motion classics The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline, was working on a mystery project with Disney-Pixar that was slated for release in October of 2013, but for one reason or another Disney has pulled the plug. This makes me a sad panda. The feature has apparently been filming for some time now, with enough of it completed that supposedly Disney is letting Selick shop the project around to other studios for completion. Selick is also tied to another Disney project, the adaption of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, but there is no word yet on whether or not this decision will have any effect on that film’s production.
I guess the only thing we can hope for is that another studio will pick up and finish the film and make it even better. Selick’s films hold a special place in my heart, especially James and the Giant Peach, so I wish him and his staff well with their endeavors and hope to see their hard work on the big screen sometime in the near future.[via Deadline]