Disney Adapting Neil Gaiman Young Adult Horror Novel

by Thomas Tuna

The Graveyard Book is coming to life.

Walt Disney Studios’ plans to adapt the Neil Gaiman YA horror novel The Graveyard Book took a giant step forward this week as a director was signed to lead the project, according to a report on Deadline.

Marc Forster–currently in post-production on White Bird and A Man Called Otto–will helm the film, with David Magee on board to adapt the screenplay.

The bestselling 2008 novel–which took home several prestigious literary awards–tells the story of Nobody “Bod” Owen, a young boy “who is raised by the ghosts and supernatural beings of a graveyard–including the graveyard’s caretaker Silas–after his family is murdered,” according to the brief synopsis.

The film–produced by Renee Wolfe and Ben Browning–does not yet have an announced production schedule or release window. No decisions on casting have been revealed at this early junction.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this adaptation of The Graveyard Book.


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