Selick out, Ron Howard in as director of ‘Graveyard’; ‘Doctor Who’ to return in March

Back in April of 2012, Disney announced that Henry Selick would helm a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Award winning intermediate kids novel The Graveyard Book. Selick, who helmed an adaptation of Gaiman’s Coraline in 2009 that earned an Oscar nomination, was working on another, secret project at the time for Disney, so no timeline for production was ever given. Then in August, Disney pulled the plug on that project, freeing Selick up –it was assumed- to work on Graveyard. But now word has come that Disney is potentially giving the adaptation to Ron Howard, who’ll try it as a live-action. While Howard is known for his more adult films, he did helm the horrible version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, thus ruining not only the great American book that became a great animated TV special, but also showing why the former child actor needs to stay
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