Back in October it was announced that Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book, which recently took home the John Newbury Medal for year’s most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, would be headed to the big screen. At the time few details were known other than the fact that the UK effects house Framestore had the rights, but today an exciting bit has been added.
During an appearance on “The Today Show” promoting “>Coraline, which he also wrote, Gaiman revealed that Neil Jordan (Company of Wolves, The Brave One) is attached to direct the film version of Graveyard Book
The story is a riff on The Jungle Book, but focuses on a boy who’s raised by ghosts in a graveyard. It’s been called the best thing Gaimain’s ever done by people whose opinions I respect, so hopefully the film version will live up to that.
Jordan, you may recall, is set to direct another literary adaptation first; Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box. Keep it here for info on both projects as they develop!
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