Fresh off his big wins at the Oscars for The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro is one of the most in-demand filmmakers in Hollywood, recently inking a deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures that’ll see him create a new genre label for the company. The deal covers live action feature film projects to be written, produced and/or directed by del Toro, and it’s not the only major deal freshly inked by the visionary filmmaker.
THR reports today that Guillermo del Toro has signed a multiyear exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films!
“Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood,” del Toro said in a statement. “To me, it’s the perfect medium to bring to life any and all ideas, no matter how outlandish or wild. I am eager to work with (DWA film group president Chris deFaria) and the talented artists at DreamWorks — some of the most talented people in the business — to make these images a reality. I have worked with DreamWorks for about a decade, and the horizon just keeps getting wider.”
Del Toro already has a history with animated projects, creating and exec producing “Trollhunters” for Netflix, so this should prove to be a natural next step in his career.