Netflix and Guillermo del Toro have teamed up again for an animated film after the success of the Pinocchio adaptation. On this occasion, the Mexican director is filming the novel The Buried Giant by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro (Don’t Let Me Go, Clara and the Sun). He writes about it Term.
The fantasy novel follows an elderly couple, Axel and Beatrice, who live in a fictional post-Starturian England. A mist covers their village, making them forget even what happened an hour ago.
Del Toro will not only direct, but also produce and write. He will co-write with Dennis Kelly.
Del Toro said that he and Netflix will continue to use the stop-motion technique that Pinocchio was created with. The cartoon of the month led the world ranking of movies on the streaming service. In the first 28 days after the premiere, it was viewed more than 50 million times.
Earlier, Guillermo del Toro echoed Hayao Miyazaki’s words when asked about his attitude towards animation created by artificial intelligence. Del Toro said it was “an insult to life itself.” This is how Miyazaki described mechanical animation in an interview in 2016.