We're finally getting a Nightmare Before Chrismas sequel...BUT I'M AFRAID I'VE GOT SOME BAD NEWS!!

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Saw a headline on Hollywood Reporter this morning reporting a NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS sequel coming in 2018.  But, I opened it up to find out that this sequel is a graphic novel coming from TokyoPop, not a new movie.

It's taken almost 25 years, but Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally going to get a sequel — but it won't be happening on screen.

Manga publisher Tokyopop has secured a license for the first-ever Nightmare Before Christmas comic book project that expands the story beyond what was seen in Tim Burton's beloved 1993 holiday tale. The follow-up, Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey, will follow Jack Skellington's dog, Zero, as he gets lost in Christmas Town.

The format of the project will be unusual for the publisher; it will initially be serialized as full-color single issues released to comic book stores, before being collected in two different formats simultaneously, in full-color trade paperbacks and black and white "pocket-sized manga" volumes.

The series, written by DJ Milky with art from Studio DICE (which produced artwork for the manga adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast), follows up on Tokyopop's adaptation of the original story, the cover for which is above. Zero's Journey is targeted for a Spring 2018 launch, with more information about the series to be released in coming months.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Commentary: Don't get me wrong, I'm still pretty excited to get more NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, but a manga focused on Zero just doesn't grab me like a true sequel to the movie would.  There have been rumors about a NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS sequel since the first movie came out, but it just never seemed to come to be. I really hope that at some point, Tim Burton gets around to doing it, but it seems very unlikely at this point.  But I guess never say never.  We are finally getting an INCREDIBLES sequel almost 15 years after the original came out.