Neil Gaiman’s Hansel & Gretel is heading to the cinema

Hansel And Gretel Neil Gaiman

Gaiman’s take on the Grimms’ fairy tale is reported to be getting a film adaptation.

Even before Neil Gaiman’s new graphic novel of Hansel & Gretel has been published, it’s been announced a new big screen adaptation of his writing is on the cards

Variety report that the movie rights for Hansel & Gretel have been picked up Juliet Blake (producer on The Hundred-Foot Journey) through her company Four Chickens For A Fiver.

“I’m thrilled and delighted to be working with Juliet Blake to bring Hansel and Gretel to the world again, and to show people how much this story has to say to us,” said Gaiman, who from the gist of things looks to be quite involved with the film.

“For me, retelling Hansel and Gretel was a way of telling an old tale in a way that made it immediate and true, and about us, now,” he said. “It reminds us of how paper thin civilization really is. It’s about hunger, and about families.”

Hansel & Gretel joins earlier Gaiman works Stardust and Coraline at the movies, a Sandman film is also on the way, and American Gods is heading to TV.

Gaiman’s graphic novel of Hansel & Gretel comes with illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti and is out in October, we look forward to both this and the movie.

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