Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan is to write and direct Skippy Dies, a big screen adaptation of Paul Murray‘s novel of the same name.
Jordan will write the script together with Number 9 Films’ Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen producing (they will reunite once again with director after collaboration on The Crying Game) along with James Flynn of Littlewave Film Productions.
Here’s more details about the story “which is set in an Dublin boarding school and follows the adventures of roommates Ruprecht, a mathematical genius, and Skippy, whose mother is dying of cancer and who is being abused by the school’s gym teacher.
When Skippy dies, Ruprecht attempts to reach his friend beyond the grave through a series of bizarre science experiments.”
A production schedule has not been released for the film yet, but we definitely expect to hear more updates about this project, especially the casting news.
Still, let us remind you that Jordan is due to film his adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book later this year, so we should expect Skippy Dies to take a while.