Is it just me or does the thought of another adaptation of The Secret Garden leave you saying why?
Does the fact that Guillermo Del Toro known for Pans Labrynth and the Hellboy films is going to direct with Lucy Alibar writing the script (she wrote acclaimed - and lyrical - Beasts of the Southern Wild) make a difference?
According to Deadline Hollywood Universal is pairing the two on yet another remake of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic childrens' book.
It may take a filmmaker of Del Toro's imaginative reach to make the sweet story of Mary, the young orphan girl who discovers a secret garden on the grounds of her uncle's manse and nurses it back to health, fresh and new again. Will he set it in the present day or perhaps the future, or will he as Sean O'Neal at AV Club quips, survey the situation and pronounce "I'm just spit-balling here, but what if we put some monsters in the garden?" Hmmm. What if? Are there any Secret Garden book fans itching for a remake out there? Is Del Toro your man?