“The Little Prince” director Mark Osborne is set to adapt Warner Bros. animated adaptation of “Bone,” the Eisner-winning comic series from Jeff Smith, TheWrap has learned.
Adam Kline has been tapped to co-write the screenplay with Osborne.
Dan Lin’s Lin Pictures is producing with Animal Logic’s Zareh Nalbandian, with the intention of making a trilogy of animated feature films.
The story follows the three Bone cousins — Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone — who are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert after being run out of Boneville. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. It will be the longest — but funniest — year of their lives.
The “Bone” comics were published from 1991 to 2004 and Scholastic has released them in graphic novel form. The comic is a winner of 11 Harvey Awards and 10 Eisner Awards including Best Cartoonist and Best Humor Publication, as well as being named Best Comic Book by the National Cartoonists Society.
Osborne will also act as an executive producer on the adaptation. Lin Pictures’ Mark Bauch will be a co-producer.
Osborne is repped by UTA. Klein is repped by UTA and Circle of Confusion.