New Line Cinema have just announced that they have secured the rights to Neil Gaiman's spectacular graphic novel, Death: The High Cost of Living and Gaiman himself is currently in talks to take the director's chair.
The project is currently being called Death's Day, and involves a teenager named Sexton who is seriously contemplating suicide. He is rescued by another mysterious teenager who claims she is Death herself. She tells him she spends one day every 100 years on earth to learn the value of the lives she takes. Over the next 24 hours Sexton learns to love life by spending a day with Death.
The film was originally developed at Warners by Angryfilms principal Don Murphy ("From Hell," "LXG"), who will remain its producer at New Line.
Gaiman is the creator of The Sandman, a bestselling 10-volume graphic novel published by DC Comics, as well as Black Orchid and Violent Cases amongst others. He's also the author of books like "American Gods" and the kids bestseller "Coraline."
He is currently in post-production on MirrorMask (see earlier Eatmybrains news) with collaborator Dave McKean.