P.J. Hogan to adapt Jeff Smith’s Bone

Bone - Jeff Smith

Bone - Jeff SmithIt has been kicking about for a while, but today that Australian director P.J. Hogan will take on directorial duties on Jeff Smith’s comic series Bone. Patrick Sean Smith, who created the ABC Family show Greek, will tackle this as he moves into

Running from 1991 to 2004, the official ‘back of the book’ blurb on the series describes the book as “the adventures of the Bone cousins–plucky Fone Bone, scheming Phony Bone, and easygoing Smiley Bone– who leave their home of Boneville and are swept up in a Tolkienesque epic of royalty, dragons, and unspeakable evil forces out to conquer humankind”.

Hogan is best known internationally for My Best Friend’s Wedding and more recently Confessions of a Shopaholic, but Australians will know him best for his first big hit in 1993, Muriel’s Wedding with Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths.

This marks the second recent announcement of an Australian director set to helm an indie comic, with Stuart Beattie taking on I, Frankenstein.