French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a very specific, immediately recognizable visual style as seen in films like Delicatessen, Amelie and his most recent feature, Micmacs. He takes quite a bit of time between features, and since his 1991 feature debut with Delicatessen he has made only six films, and one English-language film: the not terribly good Alien Resurrection. (I think “not terribly good” is being pretty charitable to that movie, actually.)

Now Jeunet is set to make another English-language film, and it will also be his first in 3D. Given that Jeunet is all about visuals, the prospect of seeing his first foray into 3D is more tempting than would be the case from may other directors.

The film in question is a story about a twelve-year old amateur cartographer who goes on a cross-country journey from his home in Montana to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. It is based on the Reif Larson novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, which Jeunet optioned this past summer. Read More »