TriStar Pictures has acquired Alex Garland’s highly sought-after spec script, The Toymaker’s Secret, only this time Garland won’t be directing the film. Directing duties will be going to Paloma Baeza, Garland’s wife, in her directorial debut. Baeza previously won BAFTA and Annie awards for her work on the stop-motion short film Poles Apart.
The Toymaker’s Secret tells the story of an American family who moves into an old Victorian house in London and begins to believe it might be haunted.
Garland will be writing the film as well as producing alongside Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, and Cara Speller.
Following the critical acclaim of both Ex Machina and Annihilation, Garland’s projects have been quick to draw attention. However, unlike Garland’s previous films, which were geared towards adults, The Toymaker’s Secret will be geared more towards families. Why can’t kids get in on the fun too?
On the film, Baeza said, “This project will join my love of animation with a live-action world, and it’s fantastic to be bringing this story to life.” Consider me intrigued.
Up next Garland has the FX sci-fi TV series Devs, which recently received a pilot order.
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