1 March 2013 8:49 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Neil Gaiman’s new novel “The Ocean At The End Of The Lane” isn’t even out yet (it will be published this June), but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from already snatching it up for movie adaptation. Tom Hanks, via his Playtone shingle, has picked up Gaiman’s “The Ocean At The End Of The Lane”, and has set “Hanna” (and more recently, “Anna Karenina”) director Joe Wright to take a stab at adapting it. No word on a writer yet, but that’ll be coming soon enough, I reckon. So what’s it all about? As with most Gaiman fiction, it’s quite the creative whopper: According to jacket copy, it’s about about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. The narrator describes a tale that begins when he was seven and a lodger stole the family »

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