Are you ready to confront your childhood fears? The whimsical indie-horror game Little Nightmares is heading to television! Anthony and Joe Russo the duo behind Captain America: Civil War will produce the TV adaptation, with Henry Selick set to direct.
Best-known for 1996’s James and the Giant Peach, Coraline, and A Nightmare before Christmas, Oscar-nominated director, Selick, is no stranger to atmospheric family animations with sinister undertones. Selick will direct the pilot and possibly more episodes to come.
According to the Entertainment Weekly exclusive, The Russo Bros will act as executive producers for the series, alongside Dmitri M. Johnson and Stephan Bugaj of DJ2 Entertainment, the company behind the Life is Strange digital series.
Released in April by Bandai Namco and developer Tarsier Studios, Little Nightmares recieved a slew of positive responses. Players praised the game’s atmosphere, whimsy art style, sound and storyline. Little Nightmares follows a yellow coat clad nine-year old named six, who finds herself trapped on the vast, mysterious vessel, Maw. The game has players rekindle with their childhood nightmares, as they try and escape the confines, facing deformed creatures, corrupted souls and grotesque chefs along the way.
Little Nightmares was released April 2017. If you haven’t had a chance to play it yet, check out the trailer below: