Earlier this month, rumors started going around saying that a live-action remake of the dark fantasy animated movie Coraline was going to be made. Unfortunately, it seems like none of those rumors are in the least bit true.
Taking to Twitter earlier this week, Hugo and Nebula award-winning fantasy writer Neil Gaiman decided to address the rumors that his dark fantasy children's novella, Coraline, would be getting a live-action remake.
"If anyone has any idea where this ‘live-action Coraline' nonsense started can you send me a link? All I can see is thousands of upset people who have apparently all heard it from each other."
For those who aren't familiar with its history, the book was previously turned into an animated movie by Henry Selick way back in 2009. Using stop-motion animation, the movie features the voice of Dakota Fanning as the titular character and the voice of Teri Hatcher as the Other Mother. Coraline was a major hit. Not only did it succeed at the box office, but it also enjoyed great reviews from fans and from critics alike, winning nominations during the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and the BAFTAS.
Seeing how there's been a surge in remakes the past few years with Disney remaking many of its classic animated movies like Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Jungle Book, and The Lion King, it's no wonder that some may want to see Coraline as a live-action movie. Fans have been even naming Stranger Things star Natalie Dyer as a potential lead for the remake.
What do you think of a live-action Coraline? Is it a yey, or a nay?
Disney's The Lion King remake is set to premiere tomorrow, July 19, 2019.