'Peter Pan' Director P.J. Hogan to Helm 'Bone' Comic Book Adaptation
by Ethan Anderton
January 18, 2012
Source: Heat Vision
Though director P.J. Hogan might better be know for his romantic comedy work on films like My Best Friend's Wedding, Muriel's Wedding and Confessions of a Shopaholic, the filmmaker also delved into fantasy with the most recent adaptation of Peter Pan. Now Heat Vision has word that Hogan will head into another fantastical world by directing an adaptation of the comic book Bone with "Greek" creator Patrick Sean Smith adapting Jeff Smith's series which ran from 1991-2004 and found new life when bundled as graphic novels in recent years. Story details from the rejuvenated comic book series can be found below!
Here's the official synopsis:
Three modern cartoon cousins get lost in a pre-technological valley, speanding a year there making new friends and out-running dangerous enemies. Their many adventures include crossing the local people in The Great Cow Race, and meeting a giant mountain lion called RockJaw: Master of the Eastern Border. They learn about sacrifice and hardship in The Ghost Circles and finally discover their own true natures in the climatic journey to The Crown of Horns.
Sounds like there's quite the potential to craft a great universe for the film on the big screen, and with Animal Logic, the animation house behind Happy Feet 2 and The Legend of the Guardians, working on the film with Hogan in Australia, it should be something spectacular to behold. The images from the comic seem to lend itself to a Tim Burton or Henry Selick kind of animation style, but considering Hogan has never done an animated film, it's hard to know what to expect from his approach to the material. All I know is this comic book is huge with today's kids, and it should turn some heads for families when it hits theaters.
One of my favorite comics of all time, I've been hoping for a theatrical adaptation for years! I hope this gets off the ground and that the director stays true to Jeff Smith's original vision.
Scotty97 on Jan 18, 2012
This could be great. Could....
David Banner on Jan 18, 2012
From what I remember of the comics, it was kind of a grown up fairytale but still for kids, (I mean that in a good way). The characters were really good, I just never read it the whole way through. I'd like to see it.
Crapola on Jan 18, 2012
Animal Logic did happy feet 1, not 2. They did very little for 2. And Everybody seems to think Bone fell through, and you've just caught wind now of fairly old news rehashed.
Tito on Jan 19, 2012
I really like these comics. I picked up one of those graphic novel bundles in my local library. If the movie is close to the material of the comic, it should be great.
Lamar on Jan 19, 2012
Please Please cast Jack Black for Phoney Bone and John Goodman for Lucius! everytime I read Bone I always get their voices for those characters!
Cesar Medina-Castellanos on Jan 19, 2012
omfg, you hear Jack Black??
David Banner on Jan 20, 2012
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