Here's one to please all fantasy genre fans, - a new film from the minds of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (creators of such classic graphic novels as Black Orchid and Violent Cases) has just moved onto the post-production stage.
The idea came from Lisa Henson of Jim Henson Company who approached Gaiman and McKean to work on a film in the same ilk as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Gaiman immediately took up writing duties and McKean jumped into the director's chair - and considering his short The Week Before was full of sepia-toned visual splendour - this can only be a good thing.
Production on the film has now wrapped, and work has begun on the post-production stage. Visit the Official site to see stills from the film, and sign-up to receive updates.
Synopsis taken from the official site:
MirrorMask centers on Helena, a 15 year old girl in a family of circus entertainers, who often wishes she could run off and join real life. After a fight with her parents about her future plans, her mother falls quite ill and Helena is convinced that it is all her fault.
On the eve of her mother's major surgery, she dreams that she is in a strange world with two opposing queens, bizarre creatures, and masked inhabitants. All is not well in this new world - the white queen has fallen ill and can only be restored by the MirrorMask, and it's up to Helena to find it. But as her adventures continue, she begins to wonder whether she's in a dream, or something far more sinister.