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Henson takes on Gorey's Doubtful Guest

TheDoubtfulGuest.jpgThe Jim Henson Company are on a new project, the film adaptation of The Doubtful Guest by Edward Gorey.

Gorey was an illustrator and writer who is known for his macabre drawings that carry a Victorian and very ominous feel to them. His work has influenced that of Tim Burton and can be seen in the opening titles of the PBS series Mystery!

Brad Peyton is set to direct from the script adaptation by Matthew Huffman according to Yahoo Movies.

I'm not really familiar with Gorey's work, but I do recognise that style and I've seen it in places before. It does look a great match for the Henson company's work. Lisa Henson from the Henson company said the following of the film:

"It's hard to come up with a creature that you've never seen before in any medium, and he's a unique little creation who is very appealing without being cute or cloying...He's sophisticated yet simple at the same time, but it's not overly juvenile. Adults can find him cute, too."

Well it seems the right kind of team up.



I have to agree. I think if anyone can transfer Edward Gorey' story to the screen The Henson Company does seem the obvious fit and I must say, I'm looking forward to it.


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