The Director Of KUNG FU PANDA Is Making A BONE Movie

Warner Bros. is finally pulling the trigger.

According to a new report over at Variety, Warner Bros. has hired Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne to direct their long-gestating, animated adaptation of Jeff Smith's graphic novel series, Bone. Y'know, the one with the little white dudes.

Here's how Variety describes the series:

The comic, written by Jeff Smith and first published in 1991, focused on three Bone cousins who are lost in a vast desert until they wind up in a forested valley with an array of strange creatures. Scholastic popularized the comics in recent years by releasing Bone in the graphic novel form.

Bone was popular back when I originally got into comics, and I remember flipping through issues and being very intrigued by Smith's gorgeous artwork. For one reason or another, I never purchased one of the books or caught back up with it, but my understanding is that it's something of a classic. Hey, maybe this is what finally gets me to pick up a copy of Bone! I've got some catching up to do, apparently; the series ran for over a decade.

Anyway, I'm interested in an adaptation and I like Osborne's work thus far (let's keep our fingers crossed that he maintains the overall aesthetic of the series). Sound off with your thoughts about all this in the comments below.