Ron Howard Eyes ‘The Graveyard Book’

This adaptation of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel will now be reconfigured as a live-action project for Walt Disney Pictures.
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Ron Howard Eyes ‘The Graveyard Book’

Ron Howard is in talks to direct The Graveyard Book for Disney Filmmaker Ron Howard is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of The Graveyard Book for Walt Disney Pictures and producer Gil Netter. The project was initially slated as a stop-motion project, with Coraline director Henry Selick at the helm.

The story is based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel that puts a genre spin on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. The plot centers on a young boy named Nobody Owens, who is raised by the ghosts in a cemetery after his family is murdered. As a teenager, the boy becomes pursued by an entity known as "The Man Jack," which killed his parents. Published in 2008, the book made history by becoming the first and only title to win both the Carnegie and Newberry medals.

Ron Howard will oversee the writing of a new screenplay. The filmmaker may also produce with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. No production schedule was given.

The Graveyard Book was released in 2014.

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  • sobhatravelyards • 1 year ago

    Great choose by Ron Howard..hope he articualte the graveyard book on the big screen very well...he has done a great job in his films...I assume he will provide a perfect justice to the book of The graveyard by Neil Gaiman..I review it as best book...The Graveyard


    • sobhatravelyards • 1 year ago

      Yes, I have read this story and imagined its characters and now Iam excited to see this book ...The Graveyard on big screen very soon...Iam hoping Howard once again do this movie in a great fashion and commitment...The Graveyard book is the best to review


      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

        Howard has enough on his plate for maybe ten or more years. Besides why is he interested in the first place? It's not his style.


        • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

          I love the sound of this, just not with Howard behind the camera


          • skywise • 3 years ago

            I really want to see this book made into a film but Howard would never have crossed my mind as the man to get behind the camera.


            • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

              A but unlike Disney, but I can't help but be intrigued...still


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