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(CBR)   Words to strike either joy or dread in the hearts of Neil Gaiman fans: "The Graveyard Book" is being made into a movie....by Disney   (cbr.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Neil Gaiman, film adaptation of Gaiman, Walt Disney Studios, young adult novel, Graveyard Book, film's script, Marc Forster, Henry Selick  
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2022-07-21 4:05:03 AM  
"No cast or production start has been announced for The Graveyard Bookat this time."
*At some exec producer's cocaine dungeon*

--So, get the kids from *snap* *snap* uh....Stranger Things! And what are they listening to? Yeah, Billie Eillish get her music on there, and KATE BUSH!
BRILLIANT!
 
2022-07-21 4:39:03 AM  
 When it came out Gaiman toured a bunch of book shops and read a chapter at each which Harper Collins recorded, eventually putting the whole book online.

The Graveyard Book: Chapter 1 | Read by Neil Gaiman
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2022-07-21 5:39:43 AM  
I fkn love that book, and I am perturbed at this news. I worry that Disney won't impart the proper gravity to the dead of the graveyard, nor the sense of menace and promise that pervades Bod's life.
 
2022-07-21 5:42:39 AM  
I was going to suggest giving it to Harry Selick and Laika since they did an amazing job with Coraline. Apparently they were attached to the film adaptation ten years ago but scheduling didn't work out. Nightmare Before Christmas was a Disney joint through their subsidiaries so they can pull off The Graveyard Book.
 
2022-07-21 7:15:05 AM  
Hey, Disney can do creepy like The Black Hole, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Gus.
 
2022-07-21 7:28:28 AM  

CarnySaur: Hey, Disney can do creepy like The Black Hole, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Gus.


The Cat From Outer Space.

I loved those horrible live action Disney movies like The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Condorman, and Journey of Natty Gann.
 
2022-07-21 7:41:17 AM  

Jesus McSordid: I fkn love that book, and I am perturbed at this news. I worry that Disney won't impart the proper gravity to the dead of the graveyard, nor the sense of menace and promise that pervades Bod's life.


And the director of World War Z won't care about what's in the book beyond having it start in a graveyard. Crossing my fingers we get Brad Pitt in the lead!
 
2022-07-21 8:18:17 AM  
I've read most of Gaimans stuff, but somehow missed this one. I'll have to read it, despite being well outside of the target demographic at this point.
 
2022-07-21 8:51:10 AM  
If you get the chance to see Neil live, go. He's a fascinating speaker and reader.
 
2022-07-21 8:59:47 AM  
Disney by-and-large makes movies that are both critically and financially successful. What is there to dread? Unless you're one of those very-online types who's still weirdly bitter about a movie in a franchise you've been complaining about since before Disney owned it?
 
2022-07-21 9:06:32 AM  

WrongTrousers: If you get the chance to see Neil live, go. He's a fascinating speaker and reader.


Definitely agree here. If you like his work, check out a live ticket.
 
2022-07-21 9:10:57 AM  
Bummer. Was hoping Laika Studios would have picked that one up. Would have been a great fit for them.
 
2022-07-21 9:14:05 AM  

TDWCom29: Disney by-and-large makes movies that are both critically and financially successful. What is there to dread? Unless you're one of those very-online types who's still weirdly bitter about a movie in a franchise you've been complaining about since before Disney owned it?


Exactly. They did such a wonderful job with "A Wrinkle in Time" you'd think everyone would be thrilled that they're going to tackle another beloved work!
 
2022-07-21 9:26:23 AM  

Ethertap: I've read most of Gaimans stuff, but somehow missed this one. I'll have to read it, despite being well outside of the target demographic at this point.


Books have no target demo.
 
2022-07-21 9:37:47 AM  
Disney/Pixar? Because that could be cool.
 
2022-07-21 10:42:07 AM  
The opening song by Olivia Rodrigo singing about watching her parents get murdered is gonna be a hit on the level of We Dont Talk About Bruno, Im sure.
 
2022-07-21 11:00:58 AM  

Moroning: Ethertap: I've read most of Gaimans stuff, but somehow missed this one. I'll have to read it, despite being well outside of the target demographic at this point.

Books have no target demo.


Correct, which is why this book was so heavily advertised in Field and Stream Magazine.
 
2022-07-21 11:03:22 AM  

Michael J Faux: Moroning: Ethertap: I've read most of Gaimans stuff, but somehow missed this one. I'll have to read it, despite being well outside of the target demographic at this point.

Books have no target demo.

Correct, which is why this book was so heavily advertised in Field and Stream Magazine.


*smacks you with a PR firm*
 
2022-07-21 11:54:18 AM  

Jesus McSordid: I fkn love that book, and I am perturbed at this news. I worry that Disney won't impart the proper gravity to the dead of the graveyard, nor the sense of menace and promise that pervades Bod's life.



And it would seem the history is with you on this. They know how to do this kind thing, they have done it before, and will never do that again.
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pretty sure the Vegas bookies are noly offering 1:1 that it'll come out really sugar coated and dripping in cute pure rightness sentiment, not morally questionable choices being made under freaking scary chit conditions.
 
2022-07-21 12:04:30 PM  

Ragin' Asian: CarnySaur: Hey, Disney can do creepy like The Black Hole, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Gus.

The Cat From Outer Space.

I loved those horrible live action Disney movies like The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Condorman, and Journey of Natty Gann.


Me and the Apple Dumpling gang will be there with bells on!
 
2022-07-21 1:05:57 PM  
Tim Burton would have been a fun directing choice for this about 30 years ago. Now, I haven't a clue.

/mostly because I know shiat about Hollywood directors, but anyway...
 
2022-07-21 1:20:44 PM  

JammerJim: Tim Burton would have been a fun directing choice for this about 30 years ago. Now, I haven't a clue.

/mostly because I know shiat about Hollywood directors, but anyway...


What you need is a director who has proven their ability but hasn't had the breakout hit that makes them think they are always right. Someone who says "my job is to translate this book to the screen", Not "my job is to bring my vision of this book to the screen."
 
2022-07-21 1:57:20 PM  
Gaiman is so goddamned overrated. I find that if I meet someone who gushes about Gaiman, that person is just really not going to have anything interesting to say. Ever.
 
2022-07-21 2:41:09 PM  

Plaster Lion: Gaiman is so goddamned overrated. I find that if I meet someone who gushes about Gaiman, that person is just really not going to have anything interesting to say. Ever.


Oh good grief. Stop making up weird shiat. You don't know enough people to make that judgment call. We get it, you don't like Gaiman. That's fine. He isn't for everyone. However, he has millions of fans and you know WAY less than .001% of them. WAY less. So, making broad statements that are that unbelievably stupid makes you look pretty stupid. Making stuff up to make a point completely invalidates your point.
 
2022-07-21 3:12:10 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I was going to suggest giving it to Harry Selick and Laika since they did an amazing job with Coraline. Apparently they were attached to the film adaptation ten years ago but scheduling didn't work out. Nightmare Before Christmas was a Disney joint through their subsidiaries so they can pull off The Graveyard Book.


Laika would have nailed it...

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/Paranorman is SO underappreciated...
 
2022-07-21 3:51:46 PM  

cew-smoke: Plaster Lion: Gaiman is so goddamned overrated. I find that if I meet someone who gushes about Gaiman, that person is just really not going to have anything interesting to say. Ever.

Oh good grief. Stop making up weird shiat. You don't know enough people to make that judgment call. We get it, you don't like Gaiman. That's fine. He isn't for everyone. However, he has millions of fans and you know WAY less than .001% of them. WAY less. So, making broad statements that are that unbelievably stupid makes you look pretty stupid. Making stuff up to make a point completely invalidates your point.


Mkay. You sound like someone I wouldn't find at all interesting.
 
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