Neil Gaiman Debunks Live-Action Coraline Rumor
Random claims of a live-action Coraline adaptation recently surfaced on the internet. But author Neil Gaiman begs to differ.
The author debunked rumors that his dark fantasy children’s novella will have a remake. Gaiman sternly disapproved the rumors in response to fans asking about it on social media. The book chronicles the adventures of Coraline Jones, a lonely girl who escapes her seemingly dull life when she discovers a doorway into a parallel reality called the “Other World”. At first, Coraline enjoys her stay in the world of her dreams. She soon discovers that the Other World is actually a trap run by the Other Mother to steal the souls of children.
Gaiman was seemingly irked by the rumors as he addressed them on Twitter. The author described the hear-say as “nonsense” and even asked to be given the source of the rumors link. In a Tweet the author wrote:
“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.”
The author also responded to a fan who asked about the possibility of the adaptation. He wrote in his reply:
“All I’m seeing is literally thousands of Tweets from people going “No!”. I think it’s had the opposite effect. If it had ever crossed anyone’s mind (it hadn’t) it would now not be a thing.”
The fan who asked claims that there were “loads of interest” in Coraline being remade. But apparently, Gaiman doesn’t agree and nor does thousands of “upset” fans.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.