Neil Gaiman (“Stardust”) will produce a live-action adaptation of his best-seller “The Graveyard Book” he tells MTV News.
The novel follows Nobody ‘Bod’ Owens, an average boy who lives in a sprawling graveyard where he’s raised and educated by ghosts.
The graveyard includes various dangers and adventures – an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, and the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.
Unfortunately if he leaves the graveyard, Bod will come under attack from the man Jack–who has already killed Bod’s family
Framestore, a special effects house who worked on “The Dark Knight”, is keen on producing their own films and Gaiman says he’s working with them – “I think we’re actual going to stick with where the book is written and film that. And I think part of the idea is that they know they can also do the special effects cheaply” he says.