Netflix enlists Guillermo del Toro to direct animated adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Netflix enlists Guillermo del Toro to direct animated adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

The 2015 fantasy novel follows an elderly couple who attempt to find their lost son in a fictional post-Arthurian England in which no one can hold long-term memories

February 24, 2023
Guillermo del Toro and Netflix are teaming up to create an animated adaptation of Japanese British author Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2015 fantasy novel “The Buried Giant.”
Del Toro, who previously worked on Netflix’s “Pinocchio,” will direct and produce the stop-motion film and is co-writing its script with Dennis Kelly, who has previously worked on “Matilda the Musical.”
Ishiguro’s novel follows an elderly couple living in a fictional post-Arthurian England who attempt to find their lost son. They struggle on their journey as no one, including them, is able to hold long-term memories.
Netflix Film Chairman Scott Stuber praised del Toro in a recent statement.
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Guillermo del Toro is a visionary filmmaker and master of his craft. We couldn’t be more proud of the prestigious recognition for his “Pinocchio,” and we’re pleased to continue our creative partnership as he develops his next project with Netflix.

Del Toro also expressed his excitement for the project, saying, “‘The Buried Giant’ continues my animation partnership with Netflix and our pursuit of stop-motion as a medium to tell complex stories and build limitless worlds.”
“It is a great honor and greater responsibility for me to direct this screenplay which Dennis Kelly and I are adapting from Kazuo Ishiguro’s profound and imaginative novel,” he continued.
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” received over 50 million views within the first four weeks of its release in late 2022. Some of its various accolades include an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, a Golden Globe win for Best Animated Feature Film and a BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature.
A release date for the upcoming adaptation of “The Buried Giant” has yet to be announced.

      Daniel Anderson

      Daniel Anderson is a Seattle-based Entertainment Reporter for NextShark




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