Guillermo del Toro at the EE BAFTA’s – Image Credit: Getty Images

Fresh off his huge success with pinocchioOscar winner and one of the most renowned auteurs in modern cinema, Guillermo del Toro returns to Netflix with another stop-motion animated film called the buried giant, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro. This is what we know:

Guillermo del Toro will direct the feature and co-write it with Dennis Kelly, whose credits include Netflix Matilda the Musical, Utopia, The third day, and more. In fact, we know that Kelly has joined the buried giant on Netflix since at least summer 2022. Unfortunately, we were unable to get official comment from Netflix at the time.

On the announcement of the move, Guillermo del Toro commented:

the buried giant continues my animation partnership with Netflix and our quest for stop motion as a medium for telling complex stories and building limitless worlds. It is a great honor and a greater responsibility for me to direct this script that Dennis Kelly and I are adapting from Kazuo Ishiguro’s profound and imaginative novel.»

Guillermo del Toro works with Netflix under an umbrella agreement that closed in August 2020. It is one of at least three projects that we understand del Toro currently has in the works with others being doctor frankenstein and Vampire Tapestry.

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Guillermo del Toro – Image: Getty Images

Netflix Film President Scott Stuber also made a statement:

“Guillermo del Toro is a visionary filmmaker and a master of his craft. We could not be more proud of the prestigious recognition for his pinocchioand we’re pleased to continue our creative partnership as he develops his next project with Netflix.»

What is the plot of the buried giant?

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The artwork of the buried giant

the buried giant is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro. Released in March 2015 and Ishiguro reportedly spent ten years»on and off”writing it.

Here is the synopsis of the buried giant:

In post-Arthuric Britain, the wars once fought between the Saxons and the British finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set out to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia across the land, they can barely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphaned caretaker, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share.

who is cast in the buried giant?

As of February 2023, no cast members have been announced for Netflix. the buried giant as the series is still in a fairly early stage of development.

We should hear more news on this in the coming months. It’s very likely that we’ll hear some familiar voices from Guillermo del Toro’s other work, as he’s one of those directors who often has favorites of his to work with. Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett, Doug Jones to name a few.

What is the production status of the buried giant?

from netflix the buried giant is currently in active development with Guillermo del Toro and Dennis Kelly penning the script. We most likely won’t hear many updates on the production front, since this is stop-motion animation and the work is done almost exclusively within animation studios. A son Pinocchio by Guillermo del ToroShadowMachine’s stop motion studio will serve as the production’s base of operations.

What is the Netflix release date? the buried giant?

Netflix has not announced any release dates for The Buried Giant.

With that said, we can look at the timeline of Del Toro’s Pinocchio and try to come up with some form of conjecture. Pinocchio has had a troubled 10-year development history dating back to 2008 and didn’t appear to go into active production until Netflix picked it up in 2018, with the film finally releasing in 2022.

Animated projects tend to take a long time to make. I know youhe buried the giant it also takes several years to complete or will the process be faster this time? Only time will tell.

Are you waiting for Netflix to release its adaptation of the buried giant? Let us know in the comments.