Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book continues its troubled but determined path to the big screen, with Ron Howard in talks to direct.
THR are reporting that the Da Vinci Code director will supervise the writing of a new script and is close to signing a deal to direct. Fans of the marvelous film adaptation of Coraline were disappointed to hear that Henry Selick’s stop-motion adaptation of The Graveyard Book fell apart last year. Interview With The Vampire director Neil Jordan was previously attached to a live-action version before that.
Gaiman is everywhere at the moment, with the HBO series of American Gods still in development, his Cybermen episode of Doctor Who on the way, the star-studded Radio 4 adaptation of Neverwhere is imminent, and his new novel The Ocean At The End Of tThe Lane being released in June 2013.