The story follows a young man on a romantic quest who crosses a fabled wall in his village to retrieve a star. From there on it's the usual Gaiman territory of witches, unicorns, and a floating pirate ship. Gaiman had a hand in adapting the script, and from the looks of the trailer and these clips, most of the plot and humor seem to be intact. If half of the rumors of Gaiman projects in the pipe turn out to be true, it looks we are going to be seeing a lot of his particular brand of fantasy in the near future. He's been busy with his script writing duties for Beowulf and adapting the graphic novel Black Hole, and don't forget there is still a slim chance of a Good Omens film. Some recent "rumblings" even hinted that Gaiman might take a crack at directing a film version of his own Death: The High Cost of Living. You know what they say, when you want something done right, do it yourself.
[via Movies Online]