It’s been about a year and a half since we’ve heard anything about the possible big screen adaptation of Neil Gaimin’s #1 best seller The Graveyard Book, but finally the man himself has given a status update.
“It was all put together over at Miramax Films. The people there had a long, great relationship with Neil Jordan and it was all set up and ready to go, and then Miramax was more or less erased from existence,” Gaiman tells The LA Times. “It became a filing cabinet in somebody’s desk, more or less… But it looks like almost all the pieces are on the table again. They have a studio, they have a distributor and they are putting stuff together and I’m not allowed to say anything else.”
The book, about a young boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard that’s told in a similar way to The Jungle Book, has been a desired property since before it was even published. A few companies wanted to do it as animation, but Gaiman has held out for live-action.
More as it comes.
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