Currently in development, the live action feature film will be based on Gidwitz’s original frightening and witty stories. Inspired by some of Grimm's more gruesome tales, the story follows the adventures of two unsuspecting children who hold the key to breaking out of the dark ages.
FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder said: “We have been searching for distinctive source material for our first family project. We found this in Gidwitz’s witty manuscript and look forward to nurturing the project with our partners at Kamala Films.”
Marissa McMahon also added, “Gidwitz’s A Tale Dark & Grimm is a smart, addictive, and hilariously gruesome narrative that turns familiar fairy tales on their head, much to the delight of both children and parents. I’m looking forward to joining Mann, Gunn, and the FilmNation team to bring this fantastically original story to the big screen.”
FilmNation recently wrapped principal photography on the teen comedy Premature, which they are producing from writer-director Dan Beers, and starring Katie Findlay (‘The Killing’), John Karna, and Craig Roberts (Red Lights, Submarine).
In addition, the company handled international sales on Rian Johnson’s Looper, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival as well as Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem; Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children; and Eli Roth Presents Aftershock from director Nicolás López.