|New project for Cuaron... as a producer
||[May. 26th, 2006|11:59 pm]
Alfonso Cuarón: latest news, projects and info.
Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron are teaming together to adapt Roald Dahl's 1973 book "The Witches" for Warner Bros.
Cuaron's involvement will be strictly producer while Del Toro will be directing from his own script.
This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.
Cuaron spoke of his relationship with Del Toro and it seems the two have quite the partnership, "I wouldn't do anything without showing it to Guillermo and I think that's vice-versa."