Deadline are reporting that Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) is attached to direct a Disney adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular children’s novel, The Graveyard Book. Selick is currently at work on a top secret project for Disney Pixar, but it’s said that The Graveyard Book will be his next movie.
Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book is a Newberry medal winning book. It is Gaiman’s own ghostly take on Kipling’s The Jungle Book, except this version features a boy named Npbody who is raised in a cemetery.
Personally, I’d rather see a version done in the same manner as Coraline, but I guess if Selick is helming, I’m okay with a Disney version.