11:54am PT by Graeme McMillan
Neil Gaiman's 'How to Talk to Girls' Gets Comic Book Trailer (Exclusive Video)
For many teens, the idea of talking to the opposite sex is scary enough — so what happens when the opposite sex turns out to be far more alien than expected? That's the hook behind How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a new graphic novel from Sandman creator Neil Gaiman and creators Fabio Moon and Gabriel Bá, the official trailer for which debuts exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter, above.
The graphic novel, which is released in bookstores today, sees Gaiman's award-winning 2010 short story brought to new life by Moon and Bá as part of Dark Horse Comics' Neil Gaiman Library. Moon and Bá, two Brazilian brothers who collaborated on both the script and artwork for Girls, are known in the U.S. for their award-winning Daytripper series from DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint, as well as their work illustrating Matt Fraction's Casanova from Image Comics.
The 64-page collaboration between the three creators has already won praise from the likes of Margaret Atwood, Junot Díaz and Audrey Niffenegger, with the latter calling it "wise and odd … a quirky delight."
A comic book isn't the final stop for Girls; the story also is being made into a movie starring Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Alex Sharp, with Hedwig and the Angry Inch's John Cameron Mitchell on board as director and co-writer.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties, the graphic novel, is available now.