Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (and, of course, the wonderful Chuck Jones animated special) have been a staple of the holiday season for years. So, it’s fitting that we just got a sweet teaser poster for Illumination Ent.’s upcoming CG treatment The Grinch. The image shows an aged-down, wide-eyed little mean greenie, teasing that this flick may give us more insight into how Mr. Grinch became as “cuddly as a cactus.”
Due out Nov. 9, 2018 through Universal, The Grinch is being directed by animation vet Peter Candeland and The Secret Life of Pets co-helmer Yarrow Cheney. Suess’ widow Audrey Geisel is involved in the development. And Oscar-nominated British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange, Sherlock) is providing the voice of the holiday humbug.
This is the second Dr. Seuss adaptation from Illumination, which delivered The Lorax in 2012. While that effort did not make a huge splash, the studio has since proven a hitmaker thanks to its incredibly successful Despicable Me franchise, Pets and Sing.