P.J. Hogan to Direct ‘Bone’ For Warner Bros.

For many years a film has been in development based on the wonderful comic series Bone by Jeff Smith. The comic tells the story of three cousins lost in a strange land, where they’re caught in the flare-up of an old conflict and realization of an ancient prophecy.

Bone was one of the best things to come out of the self-publishing wave of black and white comics in the early ’90s. Initially championed by Dave Sim in the pages of Cerebus and very quickly embraced by both critics and audiences, the series ran 55 issues and stands as a landmark piece of comic storytelling. It has been republished in color and seems to find a new audience every few years.

The last time we heard about a possible film was when Jeff Smith revealed that he was “actually excited” about a four-minute CGI test clip. Warner Bros. is planning an animated three-film arc based on the comics, and a writer and director have finally been hired. Patrick Sean Smith, creator of the show Greek, is writing, and P.J. Hogan (Muriel’s Wedding, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Peter Pan) will direct. Read More »