Guillermo del Toro

Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro announced that he will be adapting Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize-winning novel, The Buried Giant as a hand-crafted animation. 

During an interview with the Telegraph, del Toro said that he is working on the script, ” The next stop-motion film I am making is an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant, which I am currently co-writing with Dennis Kelly, and we will start the design process in two months, “.

“I will be shooting a live-action feature first. But in the meantime, we are developing a look-book, and in about two years if everything goes well, we will start production,” the Pinocchio director confirmed.

The Buried Giant became an instant classic upon its release back in 2015. The novel follows an elderly Briton couple, Axl and Beatrice, living in a fictional post-Arthurian England in which no one can retain long-term memories. After dimly recalling that they might years earlier have had a son, the couple decides to travel to a neighbouring village to seek him out. 

Guillermo del Toro’s last release was  Pinocchio, which gained praise from both critics and audiences and has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film in the 95th Academy Award.