Gaiman's Graveyard Book goes to the movies, but who's directing?

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

The news broke late last week that Neil Gaiman's Graveyard Book—a sort of Jungle Book pastiche in which a boy is raised not by animals but by the dead—is going to be a big, honking Disney movie. And now that we know who's directing, we're even more excited.

Henry Selick, who previously directed Gaiman's Coraline as well as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, will once again put Gaiman characters through their stop-motion paces.

Before Disney nabbed the rights to The Graveyard Book, Interview With the Vampire's Neil Jordan was attached to direct an adaptation of the Newbery Award-winning book for a British special effects house, but it never got off the ground. Now Disney is putting its money where its mouse is and committing to the Graveyard something fierce.

(Via Slashfilm)