Disney's "The Graveyard Book" Gets A Director!
Disney's planned adaptation of Gaiman's Award winning children's novel gets one step closer to the big screen!
Recently, Walt Disney Studios announced that they had picked up the film rights to Neil Gaiman's critically lauded children's novel, after several others had tried, and failed, to adapt the property. Wasting no time, Disney has officially announced that the director will be none other than Henry Selick.
Selick is no stranger to adapting children's fare to the big screen, or Gaiman's work for that matter, with two of his more prolific works being "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Coraline" which was also based on a children's novel from Neil Gaiman.
Gil Netter and Ben Browning remain attached to produce and "Graveyard" looks to be the next project for Selick, who signed an exclusive contract with Disney back in 2010, is presently working on another, currently untitled, project for Disney.
The direction for the project hasn't been announced yet, but with Selick's background and his work on "Nightmare" and "Coraline", one has to think that this adaptation will be filmed utilizing stop-motion technology.
What do you think? Is Selick the right choice as director, or is there someone else who might be better suited? Should this film be done in stop-motion? Sound off below!
The Graveyard Book, which was published in 2008, 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. It was written by Neil Gaiman and went on to be both a fan and critic favorite.
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