Ron Howard To Possibly Direct Live Action Version Of Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

Director Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) is in talk with Disney to direct a live action version of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 2008 book, which is a twist on The Jungle Book about a boy who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard, was once destined to be turned into a stop-motion animated film for Disney by Henry Sellick, who also made the film version of Coraline, also based on a Gaiman novel.

But now Disney seems intent on making a live action version, with Howard in the frame to call the shots.

Gil Netter, a veteran producer with adaptations including Marley & Me and Life Of Pi among his credits, is producing with Ben Browning.

In the meantime we have Neil Gaiman’s re-invention of the Cybermen to look forward in this year’s batch of Doctor Who episodes. Take a look at some of the behind-the-scenes shots from that episode being filmed here.