Laika is in talks to develop a Colin Meloy book labeled Wildwood, the writer also is the front man for the indie folk rock band, The Decemberists.
Wildwood was published last week by HarperCollins' Balzer and Bray imprint, this will be the first book in a proposed trilogy centering around Prue McKneel, a young lady who must confront a world filled with magic and danger after her younger brother is kidnapped, forcing her to enter the Impassable Wilderness.
Laika CEO said,
"It's a story in the grand tradition of Tolkien, as big as 'The Lord of the Rings' with a wonderful contemporary quality as well," Laika CEO Travis Knight said. "Nothing of its kind has been attempted in our medium. You have these epic scenes alongside very nuanced character moments, which are the two hardest things to do in stop-motion. It's exciting to imagine how this might all come together."
The film is still in development, no casting or production dates have been revealed.