The Nightmare Before Christmas director has joined FilmNation's live action adaptation of Adam Gidwitz's book, reports Screen Daily.
The film will be based on the retellings of the most dark and disturbing of the Grimm Fairy Tales.
"I remain completely enraptured by Adam Gidwitz's marvellous book A Tale Dark & Grimm," said Selick.
"It's a hilarious, deeply inventive tale about survival in the world of fairy tales and what it takes to forgive one's parents."
Selick has also worked on Neil Gaiman's Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and Monkeybone.
He entered a four-film deal with Disney and Pixar in 2010, but the contract was terminated before the first movie was completed.
Selick has most recently been working on The Shadow King, which was originally intended to be one of his Disney films.