Director and author, Guillermo del Toro, is bringing an adaptation of Trollhunters to Netflix. Written by del Toro and Daniel Kraus, the fantasy book is aimed at readers between the ages of 12 and 18, and published by Disney-Hyperion in July 2015.
Here is a description of the illustrated Trollhunters novel, via Amazon:
“You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They’re patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you’ve paid so much attention to in mirrors? It’s delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don’t cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites.”
Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino-one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named “Tubby” who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn’t know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.
From the minds of Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.
Excerpted from a multi-show Netflix press release:
05 January 2016
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Expand Global Relationship
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. & GLENDALE, Calif. – January 5, 2015 — Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside of China, to a number of new original series for the whole family from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library. […]
Starting in 2016, Netflix will launch several new series from DWA, including […] the new series, Trollhunters, from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro, who will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.
What do you think? Have you read Trollhunters? Will you check out the Trollhunters TV show, when it drops to Netflix?