Nobody believed a young Guillermo del Toro when he got up in front of his 1st grade class and proclaimed “I will someday produce all the movies.” But who’s laughing now?
Indeed, GDT is assuming yet another producer credit, this time on an adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel The Secret Garden. Deadline’s reporting Beasts of the Southern Wild screenwriter Lucy Alibar has now been tapped to retrofit the English children’s lit classic into an American south setting, though the early 20th century time period is said to be retained.
The story follows a girl who befriends a disabled boy. When they come across the titular garden they discover the location has a healing effect on the boy. Bruce Springsteen wrote a song about it and everything: