Warner to Make Jeff Smith’s Bone Movie

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Comic book writer/artist Jeff Smith’s “Bone” comic books is coming to a big screen near you, courtesy of Warner Bros. “Bone” was scheduled to hit theaters as an animated movie from Nickelodeon Films, but Smith pulled out after he realized the studio was going to target kids, including the use of — gasp! — pop music in the film. Oh well. Warner Bros. has now picked up the rights, and has assigned Dan Lin to produce the film.

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The fantasy series followed three cousins from the Bone family who are small, white and bald 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 find out that the valley is threatened by an evil force called the Lord of the Locusts.

The series ran irregularly from 1991-2004. Scholastic has been publishing the collected stories in graphic novel format since 2005, selling more than 1 million copies so far.

Smith will executive produce.

Although the article also mentions that Warner still has no idea if they’re going to do a live-action version or go the animated route, doesn’t it seem obvious this thing has to be animated? I mean, it’s a movie about three small, white and bald humanlike creatures. How is this thing going to work other than as an animated movie?

Warner to Make Jeff Smith’s Bone Movie

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  • River

    jeez it should be live-action! duh! they can do the same thing they do for garfeild on his movies for the bones.

  • River

    jeez it should be live-action! duh! they can do the same thing they do for garfeild on his movies for the bones.

  • River

    jeez it should be live-action! duh! they can do the same thing they do for garfeild on his movies for the bones.

  • Richard

    I prefer they make it animated, it´s better than making it live-action, because the comics are animated, so the movie should be animated too.

  • Richard

    I prefer they make it animated, it´s better than making it live-action, because the comics are animated, so the movie should be animated too.

  • Richard

    I prefer they make it animated, it´s better than making it live-action, because the comics are animated, so the movie should be animated too.

  • precious

    Please take the time to read this;IS the Bone movie out?I realized that not only kids are interested in Bone.Their is alot of teenegers and adults who like this book and we would REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to see the movie or would want to see it.So if the book hasn't already been into a movie I would really consider putting it into a movie!!!!Who knows you might really earn alot of money from the amount of people who come to see this movie and like it.I'm counting on it.Oh and to let who ever is reading this know I i usually pick up a book and just would not read it.Until my best friend told me that I should consider reading this book and I would here her laughing and she would not put the book down so I said what the hey i'll try it to so when I first opened the book to the first page I was immediatley attracted to this book and this is the first book I was TRULY AND HONESTLY in love with and it helped me in school too by reading.If you ask me I think you should keep publishing books like this but PLEASE keep the same characters.Not just me but I bet a WHOLE lot of people would want you to excpecially keep phone bone,smily bone,phoney bone,thorn,granma ben,lucius,and others in what ever book you MIGHT publish next.If you took time to read this im very very happy that you read my opinion to help you out.thanks!!!But think about the movie and what you have read from my heart this is how much i love this book.What can I say I'm obssessed with the Bone book series!!!I love you for publishing this book.
    ps:i'm not a kid if you didn't know im 13.yeah i know not many kids around my age are interested in this book at my age but BELIEVE me they are!!!!trust me if their not they will be!!

    • Taniasunia

      yeah yeah im gonna make the movie ok i know everybody likes it so…………………………………………………………..and i know everybody that dosent like it are gonna like it

  • precious

    Please take the time to read this;IS the Bone movie out?I realized that not only kids are interested in Bone.Their is alot of teenegers and adults who like this book and we would REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to see the movie or would want to see it.So if the book hasn't already been into a movie I would really consider putting it into a movie!!!!Who knows you might really earn alot of money from the amount of people who come to see this movie and like it.I'm counting on it.Oh and to let who ever is reading this know I i usually pick up a book and just would not read it.Until my best friend told me that I should consider reading this book and I would here her laughing and she would not put the book down so I said what the hey i'll try it to so when I first opened the book to the first page I was immediatley attracted to this book and this is the first book I was TRULY AND HONESTLY in love with and it helped me in school too by reading.If you ask me I think you should keep publishing books like this but PLEASE keep the same characters.Not just me but I bet a WHOLE lot of people would want you to excpecially keep phone bone,smily bone,phoney bone,thorn,granma ben,lucius,and others in what ever book you MIGHT publish next.If you took time to read this im very very happy that you read my opinion to help you out.thanks!!!But think about the movie and what you have read from my heart this is how much i love this book.What can I say I'm obssessed with the Bone book series!!!I love you for publishing this book.
    ps:i'm not a kid if you didn't know im 13.yeah i know not many kids around my age are interested in this book at my age but BELIEVE me they are!!!!trust me if their not they will be!!

  • Tyler

    when is it

  • ZGworks

    Is the Movie, Animated Like the Books, or Real People. And How would you make The bone cousins with real People