After his nomination for the 2023 Oscar Awards for the film pinocchio It became official, the proudly Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has already chosen what will be his new project. Of course, we do not doubt that it will be a success.
Recently, in an interview for the media The Telegraphthe man from Guadalajara declared that his next animated film will be an adaptation of the novel The buried giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.
The next stop-motion film I’m doing is an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant that I’m currently writing with Dennis Kelly and we started the design process in two months.
It should be noted that this literary work published in 2015 is a novel centered on the story of an elderly British couple who decide to go in search of their son who left a long time ago, although they do not remember the reason for his departure due to a strange fog. that caused mass amnesia throughout the region. During their journey, they meet different characters, some heroic and some paranormal, but all with very complex pasts.
It is true that this novel is not a fairy tale, and that is something that the filmmaker, who has proposed to continue promoting animation as a medium that is not only for children, is very aware.
Animation has given us so many indelible images over the years, but in many ways the industry wants to keep it on the kids’ table. So I want to keep pushing the medium into areas that demonstrate its ability.
Although there is no specific date for the adaptation of this story, it is understood that the project will begin production within two years because Guillermo del Toro must focus on the live action which will follow the story of Frankenstein. It is speculated that the film will star Oscar Isaac.