Disney Developing Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Film Adaptation
Neil Gaiman material has become a hot commodity. Marvel’s Eternals was released last November, and DC’s Sandman is coming soon to Netflix. Basically, it’s only right that we get more material from the acclaimed writer’s creations. According to Deadline, Disney is developing a film adaptation of his story The Graveyard Book.
The film will be directed by Marc Forster with his longtime partner Renee Wolfe producing via her and Forster’s 2Dux2 banner. Additionally, Gil Netter Wolfe and Ben Browning will serve as the film’s producers with Disney handling financing and distribution.
The Graveyard Book was published in 2008. The Graveyard Book is a best-seller and has won several prestigious awards for Gaiman. The American Newberry Award is one of many the decorated author has received for his work. It tells the story of Nobody ‘Bod’ Owen, a child raised in a graveyard by ghosts, supernatural beings, and the caretaker Silas. His family was murdered and this is how he grew up, so think of it as a supernatural Jungle Book. The script for the adaptation will be penned by David Magee. Whether or not this will be live-action or animation has yet to be revealed. Moreover, it is not known if the film will receive a theatrical or Disney+ release.
Forster and Wolfe have already worked with Disney on the live-action Winnie the Pooh adaptation Christopher Robin. Up next, Forster has the Wonder sequel White Bird starring Helen Mirren on the way. Also, he is in post-production for Sony’s A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks.
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