Travis Knight

Laika, the independent Oregon-based animation powerhouse behind Coraline, Kubo And The Two Strings and Missing Link, is epanding into live-action filmmaking.

The studio, currently in production on its as yet untitled sixth animated feature, has optioned Seventeen, the upcoming first novel by screenwriter John Brownlow (The Minaturist, Sylvia) following what sources said was an intense bidding war.

“For the past15 years, Laika has been committed to making movies that matter,” president and CEO Travis Knight. “Across mediums and genres, our studio has fused art, craft, and
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