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Selick Circles Gaiman’s Graveyard

April 30, 2012

Coraline” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” helmer Henry Selick is is attached to direct the film adaptation of author Neil Gaiman‘s Award-winning novelThe Graveyard Book for Disney according to Deadline.

The story follows a boy named Nobody Owens who is raised by ghosts in a cemetery after his family is murdered. When he is a teen, he is pursued again by his family’s killer – a being named ‘The Man Jack’.

Gil Netter and Ben Browning will produce the film.

Miramax Films and filmmaker Neil Jordan previously tried to get a Graveyard adaptation off the ground–but it got stuck in the development stage..

Meantime Selick is almost finished work on an as-yet-Untitled 3-D Project also at Disney reports The Los Angeles Times

The top secret project will be based on an original story of Selick’s and is the first project under his exclusive deal with Disney/Pixar Animation Studios which he inked in 2010.

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