Warner Bros.’ ‘Bone’ Adaptation Finds New Writer, Director

14170295.jpgWarner Bros.’ adaptation of Jeff Smith’s cult comic Bone gained new momentum today with the hiring of a writer and director. THR reports that Patrick Sean Smith, best known as the creator of Fox Family Channel’s Greek, will pen a new script, while Australia’s P.J. Hogan (no relation to Australia’s favorite son, Paul “Crocodile Dundee” Hogan) will direct. THR summarizes the source material thusly:

“The comic follows three cousins from the Bone family, small, bald and humanlike creatures with big noses. The trio are run out of their hometown and find themselves in a mysterious valley where they are separated and hunted by other creatures. They are taken in by a girl named Thorn and her grandmother, and they find out that the valley is threatened by an evil force called the Lord of the Locusts.”

The filmmakers’ plan calls for shooting the film in Australia, in partnership with the animation company Animal Logic, which has somehow managed to stay afloat after producing Happy Feet 2 and Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter