22 January 2013 1:39 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book finds new life in director Ron Howard.  Last April, Disney picked up the feature rights to The Graveyard Book with plans to reunite director Henry Selick (Coraline) with another Gaiman work.  Then, just this past August, Disney put a halt to the production, which was then slotted for stop-motion animation, citing creative issues.  The latest twist is not only that Howard is reportedly in negotiations to helm the picture, but that it will be a live-action adaptation (which is interesting considering most of the characters are dead...).   Heat Vision reports that Howard is in talks to direct The Graveyard Book as a live-action adaptation of Gaiman's Jungle Book-inspired story.  The children's story was a winner of both the Carnegie and Newbery medals, marking the first time a book achieved such a feat.  Howard, meanwhile, is »


- Dave Trumbore

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Neil Gaiman
Chris Hemsworth
Ron Howard (I)


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners