The Graveyard Book was a 2008 children's book written by legendary author Neil Gaiman. Not so long ago it was being adapted as a stop motion film, but the project ultimately fell through when Henry Selick and the studio had disputes over scheduling and development. But all is not lost. Ron Howard is currently in negotiations to direct a live-action version for Disney.
The book is about a boy named Nobody Owens who is raised by ghosts in a cemetery after his family is murdered. When he is a teen, he is pursued again by his family’s killer, a being called “the Man Jack.”
Graveyard won the Carnegie and Newbery medals for best children’s book -- the only time one work won both awards. Gaiman is just that good.
This will most likely be Howard's next directing job after he finishes up Rush with Chris Hemsworth.