Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard is in talks to helm a live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s YA classic The Graveyard Book
. Gaiman’s book won the Carnegie and Newbery medals in 2008 (the only book to win both awards) and was quickly optioned for film. Director Neil Jordan was originally attached to direct a live-action version, but when that fell through Disney stepped in and grabbed the rights in April of 2012 (see "Disney Grabs Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'
"). A stop-motion version of the book directed by Henry Selleck even had an October 2013 release date, but then Selleck and Disney parted ways (see "Disney Exits Selleck's Untitled Stop-Motion Epic