Disney to adapt "The Graveyard Book"

Neil Gaiman's Award Winning youth novel will get the silver screen treatment!

Follow tazz119:
By tazz119 - 4/28/2012


It has recently been announced that Disney, after a prolonged bidding war, has acquired the film rights to the "The Graveyard Book". The novel itself has been at a number of studios in the past few years, with talents like Neil Jordan and Chris Columbus failing to adapt it.

The novel, from famed "The Sandman" comic author Neil Gaiman, was first published in 2008 and went on tho win several literary awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Newbery Medal, and the Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book, as well as the 2010 Carnegie Medal.

The book is is about a boy named Nobody Owens whose family is murdered when he is just a toddler. He is then raised by ghosts in a cemetery. When he becomes a teenager, his family’s killer returns, a being named 'The Man Jack', and pursues Nobody, for seemingly nefarious reasons.

Disney hasn't announced any details about filming specifics or release dates yet, though an announcement is expected soon. Gil Netter and Ben Browning are set to produce the film.

With quality adaptations of "Coraline" and "Startdust" in the past, what do you make this most recent Gaiman work getting the cinematic treatment? Sound off below!
DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "safe harbor" provisions. CBM will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content. You may also learn more about our copyright and trademark policies HERE.
1
LIKE!
6 Comments
Jollem - 4/28/2012, 3:31 PM
pronounced "Gay-Men", not "Guy-Men". not tryin' ta be an ass, just informative:)
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/28/2012, 5:49 PM
Never read the book but this sounds interesting. Specially since we are talking about Gaiman´s work.

The Man Jack? Weird killer name. Is it really that or are you sure its not The Mad Jack?
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/28/2012, 5:55 PM
I could imagine someone like Del Toro as the producer and someone like J.A. Bayona, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo or Alfonso Cuaron in the director´s chair.
tazz119 - 4/28/2012, 10:06 PM
Nope! It is "The Man Jack". And I like the idea of Alfonso Cuaron. I could also get behind Matthew Vaughn, as he did such a good job with Stardust.
AUSSYACE - 4/29/2012, 1:49 AM
Sounds ok but not sure what tone or direction it will take under the Disney banner...
thisheart - 4/29/2012, 8:18 PM
Am I the only one who thought Stardust sucked? And I liked every other Vaughan flick. Never read the book but love Sandman.

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.