‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ Studio Animates ‘Goblins’

Pictured Above: ParaNorman

Stop-motion animation upstart Laika Studios, makers of Coraline and the late-summer release ParaNorman, have set their next project with Goblins, an adaptation of a British novelist Philip Reeve’s book that Marc Gustafson (animation director on Fantastic Mr. Fox) will direct, says Variety.

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.

The Portland, Ore.-based studio optioned Reeve’s novel, which was published in the U.K. earlier this month and hits the U.S. next year.