Bone is back on at Warner Bros. Kung Fu Panda and The Little Prince director Mark Osborne is taking on the animated adaptation of comic series Bone by Jeff Smith.
The long-gestating Warner Bros. film will be produced by Dan Lin’s Lin Pictures and Animal Logic’s Zareh Nalbandian. Osborne is co-writing the script with Adam Kline (Artemis Fowl). Osborne and Lin Pictures’ Mark Bauch will exec produce.
Smith’s Bone comics, popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, tell the story of the three Bone cousins who end up in a fantastic valley that they must set free from the Lord of the Locusts. Smith, an animator himself who co-founded the Ohio studio Character Builders, was influenced in the creation of Bone by his appreciation of cartoonists and comic book artists like Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, and George Herriman.