Universal Pictures heart is two sizes too small. The studio is working on a reboot of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
This time around it won’t be live-action like last time.
Universal and its Illumination Entertainment division are developing a 3D animated version of the Dr. Seuss classic.
Peter Candeland is set to direct, with Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri producing. Audrey Geisel, widow of Dr. Seuss author Theodor Geisel, will executive produce.
Grinch, written in 1957, was adapted in 1966 into a half-hour TV animated special that continues to air during the holiday season. Universal made a live-action film version in 2000 starring Jim Carrey. Despite offending Seuss purists, it grossed $260 million domestically.
There is no writer yet attached to the new Grinch movie.