Guillermo del Toro only just received his latest Oscar nomination for Pinocchio, but he’s already got his next stop-motion project in line and plans to adapt the 2015 novel The Buried Giant from Nobel-Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro.
Speaking with The Telegraph, del Toro explained, “The next stop-motion film I’m making is an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant, which I’m currently co-writing with Dennis Kelly, and we start the design process in two months.”
Del Toro is undoubtedly an incredible filmmaker in his own right, but he is also an adept recruiter and always works with top-notch collaborators. In the case of The Buried Giant, co-writer Kelly is best known for adapting Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda into the stage play Matilda the Musical, which scored a 2023 BAFTA nomination after it was adapted as a feature for Netflix. Other standout credits include tv series Pulling and Together, the latter scoring a BAFTA win in 2022.