Guillermo del Toro’s latest Netflix movie Pinocchio was a brilliantly made adaptation of the classic story. It is unlike any other adaptation of Pinocchio that we’ve seen before.
Now, the moviemaker is ready to get into his next stop-motion feature movie, and in an interview with The Telegraph, he disclosed this new project will be an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant. He is co-writing the script with Matilda: The Musical scribe Dennis Kelly.
Del Toro talked about the project, saying: “We start the design process in two months. Animation has given us so many indelible images over the years, but in many ways, the industry wants to keep it at the children’s table. So I want to keep pushing the medium into areas that demonstrate its capacity.”
It’s described as “savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving.” The story is set in post-Arthurian Britain, “the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share.”