The Graveyard Book Becoming The Graveyard Movie


Here's the story.

1) Henry Selick, the guy who nobody knows directed The Nightmare Before Chirstmas because Tim Burton's name appeared in the damned title, and the fantastic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, started his own animation studio, called Cinderbiter.

2) Disney had recently purchased the rights to Gaiman's last book, the marvellous Graveyard Book, the story of a baby named Nobody, raised by ghosts in a graveyard after his family is horribly knifed to death.

3) Selick has been 'consulting' with both Disney and Pixar about an upcoming feature.

4) Disney has announced that Selick will direct The Graveyard Book.

You might think this is a well numbered timeline, but it could be trickier then it looks. The consulting could be work on the movie Selick is currently making through Cinderbiter, which Disney will probably end up distributing. This could have led to discussions about Graveyard, and considering the good will between Selick and Gaiman for not screwing things up with Corlaine, Selick would be an obvious choice.

OR, Disney bought the rights to the book for either themselves or Pixar to use, and brought Selick on board because Disney is more accustomed to traditional animation, and Pixar the CG stuff, and wanted a stop frame artist to work on it, and considering the good will between Selick and Gaiman for not screwing things up with Corlaine, Selick would be an obvious choice.

OR none it matters so long as Selick directs the adaptation of The Graveyard Book, which is a damned good read, though it would be pretty awesome if it were a Pixar film, though that is doubtful because they don't do adaptations and have a full roaster for the next few years.

So what did we learn? Almost certainly... something.

Via /Film.
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