Thursday, July 7, 2011

Grimm at ComicCon

From ‘Grimm’: Somewhere between ‘X-Files’ and ‘Buffy,’ and coming to Comic-Con:

JP: Where did the idea for “Grimm” come from?

DG: Well, our hero has the ability to see the big bad wolf in the child molester, and the three little pigs in the greedy people. He has the ability to see what others can’t. Much of the idea came from Mr. Jim Kouf …

JK: It was both of our idea.

DG: OK, it was both of us. But there was an original idea by Todd Milliner just to do a modern Grimm story. And this is what we came up with.

JP: The current “Grimm” references a longer history/mythology that we’ll learn more about, right?

DG: In the pilot, it comes out that the original Brothers Grimm were actually profilers. And what they were writing was all true — but it was handed down in oral tradition to warn people of certain kinds of creatures who live among us. Our hero, Nick Burkhardt [David Giuntoli], is a distant relative of the Brothers Grimm, and in the pilot discovers that he has this ability to see these creatures within certain humans — particularly when they are emotionally aroused or angered or frightened. His aunt, Aunt Marie, arrives in town to tell him that he’s getting this power because she’s passing out of this world. It’s also scary and funny. It’s somewhere between “X-Files” and “Buffy.”

JK: Our series should be something like the Grimm’s fairy tales. You open the book and you get a fairy tale every night.

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