Walt Disney Studios is developing a brand new film for Disney+ based on the best-selling novel, “The Graveyard Book”.
The novel was originally published in 2008 and was written by Neil Gaiman. David Magee is going to be adapting the book for the screen. Here’s the description of the book, which the film will be based on:
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Well, he would be perfectly normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of the dead.
There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard: the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer; a gravestone entrance to a desert that leads to the city of ghouls; friendship with a witch, and so much more.
But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod’s family.
The film is going to be directed by Marc Forster, and his producing partner, Renée Wolfe will produce through their 2Dux2 banner along with Gil Netter. Ben Browning will also be producing the film. Both Forster and Wolfe have previously worked with Disney on the Winnie The Pooh film, “Christopher Robin”.
“The Graveyard Book” has won a number of literary awards, including the American Newberry Medal.
No release window has yet been confirmed for when the film will come to Disney+.
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