Disney to Adapt Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman

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.

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman