‘The Graveyard Book’ Finds a Home at Disney

Neil Gaiman's novel puts a genre spin on ‘The Jungle Book’, centering on a boy who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard.
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‘The Graveyard Book’ Finds a Home at Disney

Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book acquired by Disney Walt Disney Pictures has secured the rights to Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel The Graveyard Book, with Gil Netter attached to produce.

The Newberry Award-winning novel was published in 2008, and has attracted numerous Hollywood suitors since then. The author originally sold the rights to the U.K. special effects house Framestore, although the rights are now controlled by a company called Wayfare. Neil Jordan was once attached to direct and write the screenplay adaptation, but it isn't known if he is still involved.

The book puts a spooky spin on Rudyard Kipling's heralded novel The Jungle Book, which centered on a young boy raised by wolves. This tale revolves around a boy who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard, after his family was murdered.

No writer or director has been attached to this adaptation as of yet.

The Graveyard Book was released in 2014.

Sources:Deadline

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  • sobhatravelyards • 1 year ago

    Nice book is the The Graveyard...Neil Gaiman has written a really great book on the graveyard...I review it as best graveyard book to read

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    • rated-x • 3 years ago

      My friend Jacks dad is the illustrator whom did illustrations for the childrens release!

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

        Yes, very disney type of a story

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        • jayaottley • 3 years ago

          @gallagher ... You left out the comment about Gaiman views on Jordan's script, but I doubt he is still attached...

          Also Snow White & The Huntsman 2 news

          http://www.slashfilm.com/david-koepp-talks-write-snow-white-huntsman-sequel/?utm_source=Movie+Magic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29

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