The comic book Bone ran from 1991 to 2004 and will soon be turned into a movie now that WB has picked up a writer and director for the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Sean Smith, creator of Greek, will write the feature with P.J. Hogan set to direct. The story will be a direct adaptation of Jeff Smith’s comic books. At the moment it’s unsure what style of animation will be used.
The story of Bone is about three cousins from the Bone family. After being run out of their hometown, they are separated and hunted by other creatures. Eventually they find help from a girl named Thorn and her grandmother. From those two they learn that the valley is being threatened by the Lord of the Locusts.
The project will be producing in Australia by Lin Pictures and Animal Logic, the animation home to Happy Feet and Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.
While Bone ended in 2004, Scholastic’s trade paperbacks introduced the title to a new generation and started selling millions. Warner Bros picked up the rights to the title in 2008
While Smith is responsible for writing the script, it’s likely that Hogan will polish the script after he is done with it. While Smith has experience with television like Everwood and Summerland, along with Greek, this is his first feature writing project.
Hogan wrote and directed Muriel’s Wedding along with 2003’s Peter Pan. He is best known for directing My Best Friend’s Wedding and Confessions of a Shopaholic.