Universal Pictures and Illumination Enteratinment are joining forces for an animated remake of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in 3D. Commercials director Peter Candeland will make his feature directorial debut with the project. No writer has been attached at this time.
The classic Dr. Seuss tale has been adapted several times since the book was first published in 1957. The How the Grinch Stole Christmas animated TV special first debuted in 1966, which continues to air during the holidays to this day. Universal also made a live-action version of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000, with Jim Carrey starring as the grumpy title character, who is determined to destroy Christmas for all the Who's in Whoville.
Christopher Meledandri is producing for Illumination Entertainment, with Audrey Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodore Geisel), executive producing. Christopher Meledandri has also produced the Dr. Seuss adaptations Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who in 2008 and last year's Dr. Seuss' the Lorax. No production schedule was given.