Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book

Published on January 31st, 2009

A few days late posting on this, but news that’s still fit to print. Neil Gaiman announced on The Today Show that there will be a film adaptation of his children’s book, The Graveyard Book, and will be written and directed by Neil Jordan, the mastermind behind The Crying Game and Interview with a Vampire. I’ve never read the Newbury Medal-winning story, but I’m betting that all book stores and comic shops will need to add a few hundred extra of these to their weekly distro list. Keep your eyes peeled for action figures, posters, T-shirts and all other unnecessary book paraphernalia in the near future, too.

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Gaiman also told the LA Times that he sees a Sandman movie on the horizon: “…a Sandman movie is an inevitability, sooner or later.”

Boy, I can’t WAIT for the drama that’s going to attach itself to this one. All those die-hard Sandman fans are going to flip when they see what the big screen does to their favorite yarn. It’s hard to live up those fanboy expectations – I’m still waiting to see what happens after the Watchmen film premiers.

Adri Cowan
adri@comicimpact.com