Why This Might Be Awesome:
The film adaptation is being done by Caroline Thompson who co-wrote the scripts for Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Plus, the plot description is as follows:
The script [is] about an insular, dark place where the only light comes from street lamps. As the power source begins to fail, two teenagers search for clues that will unlock ancient mysteries about the city but they are thwarted by a corrupt mayor.
Why I'm Ever-So-Slightly Afraid:
Murray's last few projects (Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, Broken Flowers) have left much (and I mean much) to be desired. Here's hoping his City of Ember is cooler and more successful.