“Coraline” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” helmer Henry Selick is attached to direct the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” at Disney Pictures reports Deadline.
The story follows a boy named Nobody Owens who is raised by ghosts in a cemetery after his family is murdered. When he is a teen, he is pursued again by his family’s killer – a being named ‘The Man Jack’.
Gil Netter and Ben Browning are producing. Selick is almost finished work on an as-yet-untitled project also at Disney reports The Los Angeles Times
The top secret project will be based on an original story of Selick’s and is the first project under his exclusive deal with Disney/Pixar which he signed in 2010.