'Gnomeo' Finds New Stage at Miramax
Kate Winslet is slated to voice at least one animated lead
The project, a version of Shakespeare's classic tragic romance set in the world of garden gnomes, was originally in development through Disney Feature Animation, but it was one of the early casualties when the Pixar swept through Disney.
John's Rocket Pictures is producing the film and John will write original songs with lyricist Tim Rice.
"I am very excited about working with Miramax," John says in a statement. "'Gnomeo' is an edgy concept and Miramax is the perfect home to push the envelope in animation."
The only vocal talent currently associated is four-time Oscar nominee Kate Winslet who will, we guess, voice Juliet.
Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley wrote the most recent draft of the script, working off an original concept -- something about a rivalry between indoor and outdoor gnomes -- by Rob Sprackling and John Smith.