Gaiman’s Graveyard Developed for Film


UK FX house awarded adaptation

Still fresh on store shelves, Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” has been snatched up for a film adaptation.

Gaiman tells MTV that in spite of receiving various offers from around Hollywood, he gave British FX house Framestore the green light to run with a live-action take on the property.

“They want to start making films, and start producing their own films,” Gaiman tells MTV. “And they read it, and they loved it, and I spoke to them, and they said all the right things, and they seem to listen. So I don’t think it’s going to be transported to a graveyard in Los Angeles where they’ve been burying bathing beauties or anything. I think we’re actual going to stick with where the book is written and film that. And I think part of the idea is that they know they can also do the special effects cheaply.”

“The Graveyard Book” follows the life of Nobody Owens, a boy who is being raised by the dead and faces dangers all around the graveyard he lives in. It was published by Harper Collins and released on September 30th.

Framestore’s most recent credits include The Dark Knight. They created Harvey “Two Face” Dent’s ghastly visage.

Source: MTV