Neil Jordan to Adapt Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book
01.28.09 by reelz
Still more than a week to go before Coraline debuts and already Neil Gaiman is getting another one of his books adapted for film. In an appearance on the Today Show, Gaiman announced that The Graveyard Book would be made into a movie to be directed by Oscar-winning writer/director Neil Jordan. The book, which just last week received the the prestigious Newberry Award for children's fiction, opens with a triple knifing and follows the story of a toddler who is orphaned by the murders only to be raised in the graveyard by ghoulish but benevolent ghosts. Unlike Coraline though, it appears to be a live-action venture, rather than stop-motion animation, that the filmmaker has in mind here.