The play of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox was adapted by David Wood and was first performed in the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London in 2007. It is being performed this May by the Players Theatre in Singapore.
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Darjeeling was a lot lower budget, and I feel like Fox didn’t expect huge numbers from it.
It appears with Mr Fox, that they’re going to carefully place the release date. I think this bodes well, and I think Wes’s meticulous attention to detail will translate well to clay (or whatever they use — models). I really hope Mr Fox can be upper echelon stop motion — approaching Nightmare Before Christmas status.
Certainly, Wes has accumulated more fans with each film, so all those people will be interested. What do you think Mr Fox needs to be? Light? Detailed? Epic? Rated G?
“At the Movies” (starting in the front row, left to right: Terry Gilliam, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Hal Ashby, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Werner Herzog, Michel Gondry, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, François Truffaut, Sidnet Lumet)