The director of the cult film Nightmare Before Christmas, Henry Selick, has opened up the possibility of a new film linked to the black fairy tale born from the genius of Tim Burton. He is convinced that there is no need for a sequel at all but he added to the magazine’s microphones People the following: “There could be a more interesting story about how Jack became the King of Halloween Town.” So it actually sparks fans’ hopes of seeing a prequel.
Arrived on the big screen way back in 1993, Nightmare Before Christmas (original title: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a stop-motion animated film created by Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who discovers Christmas Town and will then try to incorporate Christmas themes into his hometown (!) ruled by pumpkins and skeletons.
Henry Selick: “Tim Burton doesn’t need to make money with a sequel”
During a recent interview given to the magazine PeopleHenry Selick said: “I think Tim Burton in particular feels there’s no need to intrude on the story of the film by making a sequel. He certainly doesn’t need to make money. He’s had so many other hits! And so far no one has submitted “It’s a great idea for a sequel. I think Tim has to decide. I don’t think there’s an idea that would convince him.”
And then, the lightning in clause finale, which gives fans hope: “There could be a more interesting story about how Jack became the King of Halloween Town,” Selick said.