“Skyfall” and “Spectre” director Sam Mendes is in early talks to develop and possibly direct an adaptation of Emil Ferris’ graphic novel “My Favorite Thing is Monsters” at Sony Pictures.
The story follows a ten-year-old girl who tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor – a Holocaust survivor – while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold.
Mendes, Bradley Gallo and Michael Helfant are producing. Mendes was developing a film adaptation of “The Voyeur’s Motel” which fell through after rights issues. He’s also been linked to “Beautiful Ruins,” a film remake of miniseries “Lost in Austen,” and a new take on “James and the Giant Peach”.