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We're Very Curious About a New Fairy Tale Film Called The Curiosity

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Citing films like Pan’s Labyrinth and District 9 as inspiration, screenwriter-turned-director Travis Beacham—best known as the writer behind Pacific Rim—just released the first teaser of his directorial debut, The Curiosity.

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Beacham calls it “a little selkie flick” on the film’s Tumblr, selkies being creatures from Scottish folklore which are seals that transform into humans on land. But ScreenCrush indicates it’s a bit more fantastic, describing it as about “Spindle (Caroline Ford), a pointy-eared girl who has traveled across a magical ocean and ended up a long way from home, who meets a magician named Datchery Bell (Doug Roland).”

Back in January, Beacham called the film “...a small-scale fantasy, somewhere in the budgetary neighborhood of indie genre fare like Pan’s Labyrinth or District 9. That is to say only that it’s an intimately focused, character-driven tale, nevertheless set in a world of its own.”

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Check out this gorgeous, tantalizing teaser.

The Curiosity does not yet have a release date.

[Twitter via ScreenCrush]

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Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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Is the selkie in any way related to another creepy Irish myth called the Kelpie?

Relevant comic:

https://imgur.com/gallery/j32bm