after Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro will use stop motion again for his next project.
With her little gem Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro offered a very personal version of Carlo Collodi’s work and displayed great stop-motion mastery. The director is so taken with the animation technique that he intends to use it again in the future. So he raised this possibility in relation to his own adaptation of the novel by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Arlesian Mountains of Madness.
But before this project is realized (if it is realized and it is far from being realized), the director will undoubtedly have created several feature films. At the moment, Guillermo del Toro is working on a mystery film for Netflix (probably in a new transposition of Frankenstein). But that would not be all, ashe then has to deal with the development of another film as he has recently shown.
“Yeah, boy, del Toro’s gonna give you a little brother”
Indeed, to everyone’s surprise, during an interview given to him Telegraphthe director has entrusted him with the desire to bring the fantasy novel to the screen The Buried Giant :
“My next stop-motion film will adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant. I am currently co-writing the script with Dennis Kelly [le scénariste de la série Utopia, ndlr]. I will shoot a live film first. But during that time, we will develop a visual bible of the film and in about two years, if all goes well, we will start production. »
It goes without saying that this news will delight all Guillermo del Toro fans, especially those who were blown away by his work in Pinocchio. And his collaboration with Dennis Kelly, given his work on screenplays Utopia AND Third dayis quite promising (even if his participation in Matilda: The Musical will not remain engraved in memories). For more, we can imagine that Netflix will finance this feature film as the platform has done for him in the past Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro and for Matilda: The Musical (this will obviously depend on the contracts and the wishes of the interested parties).
“I know the film that Guillermo is preparing for us”
To enlighten those who do not know The Buried Giantso it is a fantasy book written by British author Kazuo Ishiguro. The Buried Giant tells the adventures of Axl and Beatrice, an elderly couple living in post-Arthurian England. The population suffers from a strange disease that prevents them from preserving their memories over time. One fine day, Axl and Beatrice realize they may have given birth to a boy and rush to find him.
The Buried Giant not only did it charm Guillermo del Toro, but it also won critical acclaim and was nominated for several prestigious awards (including the Locus) when it was released in 2016. given the subject matter, it’s easier to understand why the director decided to adapt it to the screen.
“We’re talking about a giant, have I been summoned?
Of course, nothing is finalized at the moment and many complications can arise between now and the start of production. However, we know the director’s tenacity and it would be surprising if he gave in, barring a major twist. Anyway, iFirst you’ll have to find out the famous live movie mentioned in the interview before we get down to it The Buried Giant.