Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” has been on an up and down journey through Hollywood. The big screen adaptation was once in the hands of Neil Jordan until the production entity that had the screen rights let the project slip away.
Disney took hold of the property and was developing it as a stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick. But those plans were skewered when Selick and Disney split.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter says Ron Howard is in talks to helm a live-action film.
Life of Pi‘s Gil Netter and Ben Browning will produce.
The novel concerns the life of Nobody Owens, a boy raised by the dead in a cemetery. So, think The Jungle Book, except with a macabre slant in which this kid is raised by the ghosts of a murdered family.