With just about every Disney film ever made getting a live-action reboot, the latest rumor has the studio eyeing a live version of '90s stop-motion classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
Sure, lots of people have cosplayed as Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie, but is that something people want to see as a movie? As the source of the rumor, Moviehole puts it, do fans really want "an A-lister in a skeleton-suit"?
According to Internet reaction, a live-action "Nightmare" would be about as popular an idea as Will Smith's blue "Aladdin" genie.
The upside of the rumor is that a sequel, presumably stop-motion, might happen instead.
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" already has a sequel of sorts: TokyoPop released the comic-book, "Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey," about Jack Skellington’s dog Zero getting lost in Christmas Town.
Back in 2006, producer Tim Burton said he didn't see the need for a sequel, telling MTV: "I was always very protective of [the movie], not to do sequels or things of that kind. You know, 'Jack visits Thanksgiving world' or other kinds of things, just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it."
[Via Moviehole, Comic Book Movies]