Neil Gaiman’s Carnegie and Newberry-winning The Graveyard Book was originally set for an animated film from Henry Selick, who adapted the author’s Coraline as well as The Nightmare Before Christmas. Post-Selick, Ron Howard is considering directing the tale as a live-action project. Howard would also oversee a rewrite of the script, which centers on Nobody Owens, a boy passing his youth in a cemetery, being raised by ghosts after the murder of his parents.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Actore Ron Howard attends the Vanity Fair Party at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ron Howard; Photo: Stephen Lovekin