Disney To Make Animated Version Of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book
Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) is set to direct an animated version of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, reports Deadline.
A dark twist on The Jungle Book (in which an abandoned baby is raised by wolves), The Graveyard Book is about a child being raised by ghosts in a graveyard.
Selick is already working for Disney-based Pixar on another top secret film and will start work on Graveyard after that. A screenwriter is currently being sought.
Coincidentally, Warner Bros had just announced that it is working on a new live action version of The Jungle Book, with a script by seven-time Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves.