Dream Pairings: HBO & Guillermo del Toro Together With ‘Nutshell Studies’
I guess it simply doesn’t get better than this: HBO and Guillermo del Toro are teaming up with scribe Sara Gran to adapt the “Hitcockian” thriller Nutshell Studies, written by Corinne May Botz that “a twisty drama about a 1950s small-town housewife who becomes obsessed with solving brutal crimes.” Seriously, this project sounds just about perfect.
Here’s a description from the book on Amazon:
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death offers readers an extraordinary glimpse into the mind of a master criminal investigator. Frances Glessner Lee, a wealthy grandmother, founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936 and was later appointed captain in the New Hampshire police. In the 1940s and 1950s she built dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases in order to train detectives to assess visual evidence. Still used in forensic training today, the eighteen Nutshell dioramas, on a scale of 1:12, display an astounding level of detail: pencils write, window shades move, whistles blow, and clues to the crimes are revealed to those who study the scenes carefully.
Not to mention that del Toro is already busy developing a Hulk series at ABC, a stop-motion film of Pinocchio, several Dreamworks Animation projects and the upcoming Pacific Rim. Someone get me a book that’s solely focused on del Toro’s time-management, STAT!
The project is being touted as a Murder She Wrote and pairing that narrative styling with the director’s gothic storytelling devices, as well as his visual styles and you have a dream project in the making already. Guillermo del Toro is set as executive producer, as well as director for Nutshell Studies, as novelist Sara Gran (Southland) will also write and co-executive produce.
Think we can get Angela Landsbury bank onto TV? If not, I’d champion for Helen Mirren to be on HBO and my TV for 13 straight weeks.
Source: Movie News