Christmas came earlier this year!
Twenty-four years after Jack Skellington took over Christmas, the story about the holiday mashups is finally getting a sequel. However, the reported follow-up to the cult classic stop-motion animated film isn’t exactly what you think.
Manga publisher Tokyopop has obtained the license to expand on the story of The Nightmare Before Christmas with a new comic book project, The Hollywood Reported confirmed on Monday. The comic book sequel, titled a Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey, will continue the original tale, only that this time around, we’ll be following the adventures of Jack’s dog from beyond the grave, Zero, as he gets lost in Christmas Town.
While this may not be the sequel that the fans of the spooky spectacular where hoping for, Tokyopop previously released a manga adaptation of the Tim Burton film last year, so we can rest assured thy can deliver a solid comic book based around the holiday horror.
The new comic book, targeted for a spring 2018 launch, will be initially produced as a full-color series released to comic book stores, before being collected in two different formats simultaneously: full-color trade paperback and a black and white pocket-sized version.
The 1993 movie tells the story of Jack Skellington, a resident from Halloween Town ho stumbles through a portal to find himself in Christmas Town, and decided to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences.
The movie, originated in a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982, opened to a relatively modest box office. However, over the years, it has become one of the best animations of all time. Thus, we can expect The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey to have a loyal following.
Could this sequel trigger another movie featuring Jack, Sally, and Ooogie Boogie? We’ll see!