Henry Selick to direct The Graveyard Book
If there were ever a dynamic duo in stop-motion fantasy adaptations with a horrifying twist, it would be Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick. Selick, an animator and director best known for his work on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, has been chosen to bring Gaiman’s ghost-ridden novel, The Graveyard Book, to the big screen.
Selick is no stranger to Gaiman’s work, having adapted Coraline in 2009. The Graveyard Book’s premise is based on Rudolph Kipling’s The Jungle Book, but instead of a boy raised by wolves in the jungle, Gaiman’s character is raised by ghosts and lives on a cemetery. Selick will have plenty to work with, especially since bringing ghosts to life seems to be one of his best assets.