Coraline is an award-winning children’s book written by Neil Gaiman. It became a bestseller and then it was made into a movie directed by Henry Selick. Recently there has been a question about a possible sequel in the future.
(WARNING: The following content contains spoilers for those who haven’t seen the movie and/or read the book.)
The story is about a young girl named Coraline who moves into a new home. While moving in she gets bored and discovers a secret door. She enters the door one night and sees a new world that looks similar to hers, but more appealing. While in this new world she meets her “Other Mother” who has buttons for eyes.
The Other Mother gives everything Coraline wants until she learns the truth. She finds out that the Other Mother is actually an evil being called the “Beldam” who preys on miserable children. Then she has to stop her diabolical plan before it’s too late.
Neil Gaiman has responded to a fan on Twitter who asked about the sequel. He responded saying that he has no plans for a sequel just yet. He said:
“I’m waiting for a Coraline story that’s as good as or better than Coraline. There’s no point in making something less than the first book or movie.”
The author makes a compelling argument. He told a story that could be difficult to top. It was magical, suspenseful, dark and terrifying (if your a kid). Making a sequel to that story would take time and consideration.
With that being said, would we want a sequel to Coraline? If so, would it be as good or better than the original? What are your thoughts on this?
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