Henry Selick Will Direct Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK!

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Henry Selick Will Direct Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK!
Earlier yesterday Disney closed the deal on the rights for Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. The rights were held by UK computer animation company Framehouse upon the book's release but they were never able to get production off the ground. 

Then last night Disney announced that they attached celebrated animator/director Henry Selick to the project. He has already adapted one of Gaiman's works to the big screen, Coraline; as well as other notable animated treats The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach

The Graveyard Book is a riff on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. But instead of being raised by jungle animals the boy in Gaiman's book, Nobody Owens, is raised by ghosts in a cemetery after his family is murdered. When the boy is older the killer returns to finish the job. 

Selick is currently working on a top secret project for Disney and Pixar but once that is finished he will begin work on this one. 
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ragedaddy72April 29, 2012 7:07 PM

This should be interesting. My daughter had me read this book about a year ago, and I found it to be very entertaining. I look forward to this movie adaptation.

Todd BrownApril 29, 2012 8:00 PM

I love this book. Love it. And Selick is the perfect guy to adapt it. Nobody has done Gaiman better.

ragedaddy72April 29, 2012 8:58 PM

Todd, I sort of wanted or envisioned this as a live action film, in the hands of say someone like Burton, Chris Columbus,Spike Jonze, or Del Toro...