The Graveyard Book
When negotiations between Henry Selick (Coraline, James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Disney broke down last year, after numerous delays on his unnamed feature stop-motion-animated film project, the exact status of The Graveyard Book adaptation was left uncertain. Selick seemed like a shoe-in to adapt another spooky Neil Gaiman young adult novel for kids after his Oscar nominated Coraline. In fact, the production kind of dropped off the map for a while, until today.
Today in DepressingIt's a sad day for stop-motion animation. The latest project from Henry Selick, the director behind Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas (no, that wasn't Tim Burton) has had his latest project canned by Disney.
DO WANTI doubt there was any sort of discussion about these two projects being announced at the same time but I appreciate the coincidence nonetheless. Henry Selick, of Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas fame, is set to direct Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book for Disney. The novel was loosely based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book which also just happens to be getting some new attention in Hollywood right now. Harry Potter screenwriter Steven Kloves will be writing and directing The Jungle Book for Warner Bros. Please let these movies come out at the same time so I can make a double feature out of them.
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