P.J. Hogan to Direct Jeff Smith’s Bone

It’s been nearly four years since it first announced that Warner Bros. was developing Jeff Smith’s independent comic book Bone for the big screen. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has an update, saying that P.J. Hogan (Confessions of a Shopaholic, My Best Friend’s Wedding), is now attached to direct.

The fantasy series, which ran irregularly from 1991 to 2004, 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, Rose, and find out that the valley is threatened by an evil force called the Lord of the Locusts.

It is still unannounced what approach Bone will take, though either live-action, CG or a hybrid approach have previously been rumored.

Last year it was announced that another of Smith’s creations, RASL, was also being planned for a big-screen version.