Amelie/Micmacs director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is getting ready to shoot his next film, his first English language film since…uh Alien: Resurrection, the scars of which have still yet to heal. The film which has the catchy title of The Young And Prodigious Spivet has just snapped up Helena Bonham Carter and Kathy Bates.
Jeunet has adapted the script from Rief Larson’s novel The Selected Works Of TS Spivet, working with regular collaborator Guillaume Laurent.
It follows the story of a 12-year-old boy (the titular Spivet played by newcomer Kyle Catlett) with extraordinary skills who leaves his family in Montana and takes off on a cross-country adventure to the Smithsonian Museum to receive a prize.
Jenuet has said that it’ll be more realistic that his other movies but we’re sure some of his odd visual flourishes will creep in, especially considering he’ll be shooting in 3D for the first time.
Bonham Carter meanwhile can be seen as oddball psychiatrist Dr Julia Hoffman in Dark Shadows.