June 19, 2007 04:54:22 GMT
Best-selling author Neil Gaiman has stated on his official site that DreamWorks Animation will turn his upcoming novel "Interworld" into a movie.
Things appear to run incredibly well for Neil Gaiman. Set to see "Stardust", Paramount Pictures' adaptation of his 1999 fantasy novel, this August while preparing to direct "Death and Me", the author has successfully got one more of his work received another big screen treatment.
The man has informed through his official site that DreamWorks Animation will develop a movie based on the book he wrote alongside Michael Reaves. Entitled "Interworld" just like the original's name, the project centers on a boy trapped in the middle of a war between two equally powerful forces who joins a super-team consisting of versions of himself from different alternate realities to try and maintain the cosmic balance.
Idea to create the story was first hatched by Reaves in 1996 upon his desire to write something that could be a potential animated story. As Gaiman agreed to work on the material together, the two thus developed the novel around the late 1990s but later decided to put it in the drawer when they found out many were confused by it. It was not until last year that the pair dusted the book off and finally struck deal with HarperCollins to get it published on June 26 this year.