film project Gnomeo And Juliet
has been given the green light by Miramax Films and will star Kate Winslet
. The CG-animated feature is a twist on Shakespeare's
classic and set in the world of garden gnomes.
The film was originally in development at Disney
studios and John even made an appearance at a Disney showcase to promote the film's proposed 2008 release. Sources familiar with the project say it has a Monty Python
sensibility and the move to Miramax will give it an edgier, hipper tone.
John said in a statement, "I am very excited about working with Miramax. Gnomeo is an edgy concept and Miramax is the perfect home to push the envelope in animation."
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