Guillermo del Toro to direct Dahl redo

Guillermo Del Toro has been named as the director of the upcoming redo of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”.

Although it was rumoured that Alfonso Cuaron was down to direct, the director explained that he would instead take a producing role with Del Toro to helm the project.

The pair were discussing the potential of adapting the much naughtier Dahl story Uncle Oswald, when the conversation turned to The Witches. Cuaron told Empire: “Guillermo wrote this amazing screenplay really quickly.”

He also said that, “It won’t be like the original Nicolas Roeg version, which was a beautiful film,” because (and this is the very exciting part), del Toro plans to “do it completely in stop-motion animation.”