Guillermo del Toro will continue betting on animation after the success of Pinocchio, now with the novel by Kazuko Ishiguro
Guillermo del Toro, the most beloved Mexican in the world for his film Pinocchio, with which he has won BAFTA awards, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, and is nominated for an Oscar, will not abandon animation and will continue with the stop-gap style. motion, now with his project The buried giant.
Despite the fact that the director had mentioned that he was going to take a hiatus from animation to make an actual feature film. Netflix confirmed through an official statement on Twitter that del Toro is already working on the production of The Buried Giant, likewise, the ShadowMachine studio, the stop-motion studio with whom he collaborated on Pinocchio, will serve once again as a base of operations for production.
Deadline mentioned that the Oscar winner will co-write the script with playwright Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical). “Guillermo del Toro is a visionary filmmaker and a master of his craft,” Scott Stuber, president of Netflix Film, told the outlet. “We couldn’t be more proud of the prestigious recognition for Pinocchio, and we’re pleased to continue our creative partnership as he develops his next project with Netflix.”
The novel tells us the story of a search, the novel is set in England in the Middle Ages, within the story King Arthur and Merlin have become legends of the past and ogres, Britons and Saxons still inhabit the place.
Axl and Beatrice, inhabitants of the region, make the decision to go in search of their son who had left a long time ago, but they do not remember why they left, since they are under the effect of what they know as the fog, this magic causes all the inhabitants of the place to lose their memory.
On the way of their search they will meet a Saxon warrior named Wistan; a young man stigmatized by an injury and an old man named Sir Gawain, who was Arthur’s last living knight, together they will search for his son and face new challenges such as remembering the events that occurred.