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Mark Osborne to Direct Feature Adaptation Of 'Bone' Comic Series

Jeff Smith's Bone is one of the most acclaimed independent American comic series out there, winning multiple Eisner and Harvey awards across its 55 issues. Running between 1991 and 2004, it followed the adventures of the three Bone cousins. Bone has been adapted as a video game, and there have been several attempts to adapt the series into movies, starting with an aborted attempt from Nickelodeon back in the 90s. The rights have been with Warner Bros since 2008,  and now it seems like the project is finally moving forwards.

Warner Animation Group will produce the film, reteaming with Lin Pictures and Animal Logic from The Lego Movie. Mark Osborne- director of the recently released The Little Prince and the original Kung Fu Panda- has signed on to direct and co-write alongside Adam Kline.

The studio is planning on making Bone a trilogy- although this will depend on how well the first movie performs. With 55 volumes there certainly seems enough story for multiple movies at least. The complete run of the comic was split into three separate arcs- perhaps each one would be used as the basis for a movie?

Are you a fan of the comic series? Are you excited for the project? Let us know in the comments!