The bidding war for Neil Gaiman’s novel THE GRAVEYARD BOOK happened when the book was first released, with a production almost mounted for Neil Jordan to direct. Well that all fell away and now the mighty Disney have stepped in and bought the rights and attached Henry Selick to direct the feature.
Disney is really treading into some darker territory at the moment – and why not – with the Marvel banner kicking major BO ass, Pixar delivering results on strong themed fair – Disney is shaping itself up to be the biggest studio player in the game.
Dave Trumbore of Collider describes the story as – The Newbury Award-winning The Graveyard Book is a one-off take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book which replaces the boy raised by wolves with a young orphan raised by ghosts in a graveyard.
Exciting times ahead in Cinema!