Warners Up To Some Skulduggery

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the film rights to Irish author Derek Landy’s debut comic-horror novel “Skulduggery Pleasant” reports Variety.

Set in contemporary Dublin, the story follows a wise-cracking skeleton detective and his young female accomplice, who together try to stop the return of the evil Faceless Ones.

The deal includes any potential sequels in the planned nine-book series. Landy (“Boy Eats Girl,” “Dead Bodies”), who has penned several horror films, will adapt.