Neil Gaiman’s brilliant book The Graveyard Book has been picked up by Disney!
It will follow the amazing Coraline (also a Neil Gaiman story) and be brought to us as an animation. This means there’s a very good chance it will be in stop motion as Henry Selick of Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach fame will be directing.
Apparently Selick is currently working on a big Disney-Pixar project but will be starting on this when finished.
This is exciting news! The Graveyard Book is a fantastically written story about a boy who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard. It manages to strike a perfect balance between darkness and warmth and is a must read. Although marketed as a children’s story, please be warned young children may find the story disturbing.
I wonder if it’ll be renamed The Graveyard Film…