The Grinch who Stole Christmas
Universal and its Illumination Entertainment division will be animating.
Producer will be Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri, who also executive produced Fox’s Horton Hears a Who in 2008, and worked on the 2012 remake of The Lorax.
Audrey Geisel, widow of Dr. Seuss author Theodor Geisel, will executive produce.
Set to Direct: Peter Candeland, repped by Verve. Best known for his work on music videos for The Gorillaz.
No Writer attached to this project known, as of yet.
More Recent Information on the “Cat in the Hat” adaptation and the untitled “Dr. Seuss” live-action biopic is very scant. Both are also under production by Illumination Entertainment.
While Meledandri and Audrey Geisel are also producing, it was reported back in March that Rob Lieber will be writing. - source
Illumination is separately working on a film about the life of Dr. Seuss, with Johnny Depp attached to play him. It’s contemplated as a live action film interspersed with animation, and it will be produced by Meledandri, David Kennedy and Infinitum Nihil’s Depp and Christi Dembrowski. Mrs. Geisel will be executive producer. Keith Bunin is writing the script.