Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Movie Nabs Neil Jordan As Writer/Director

It’s definitely been a fantastic week so far for novelist and comic book icon Neil Gaiman. On Monday, Gaiman was awarded the esteemed John Newbery Medal by the American Library Association — one of the highest achievements that can be given for childrens literature — for his novel, “The Graveyard Book.” And yesterday, on the book’s feature film adaptation front, Gaiman was able to announce that screenwriter/director Neil Jordan (“The Brave One”) will be bringing his talents to the project.

Check out the clip below, as Gaiman excitedly breaks the news to Al Roker on yesterday’s “Today” show.

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For you Gaiman fans out there, this isn’t the first we’ve heard from Gaiman regarding a “Graveyard Book” film, as the writer broke the news of the “Graveyard Book” adaptation to MTV back in October. And in a clever marketing twist, the writer will also put his brand on a series of “Graveyard Book” themed perfumes.

Let’s hear from you Neil Gaiman fans out there — are you excited to hear the latest developments on “The Graveyard Book” adaptation? We wanna hear from you in the comments.

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