LAIKA SETS GUSTAFSON TO HELM NEXT PIC: 'GOBLINS'
Stop-motion animation upstart Laika Studios -- makers of CORALINE and the late-summer release PARANORMAN -- reveal their next project, GOBLINS, an adaptation of a novel by Britan's Philip Reeve, Variety's Josh Dickey reports. Marc Gustafson (animation director on FANTATIC MR. FOX) will direct. 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.