According to news released by The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Gaiman's Newberry Award-winning novel The Graveyard Book has been picked up by Disney. Gil Netter (Marley & Me, Life of Pi) will produce with Ben Browning. Rumors point to stop-motion director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) as director.
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The book centers on Nobody Owens, an orphaned boy raised by ghosts after the murders of his family.
Gaiman is best known for writing the DC/Vertigo comic book series The Sandman, as well as the young adult book Coraline, which was adapted into a film. Gaiman also wrote the book Stardust, which was made into a film in 2007.
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