Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu will direct an adaption of the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh The Places You’ll Go! The news comes courtesy of Deadline, who reports the project is for Warner Bros. Animation. Unfortunately, those eager to see the animated flick will have to wait quite a few years. As it stands, Chu’s Oh The Places You’ll Go! will not hit theaters until 2027.
The project has been in development since 2018 when Warner Bros. started working with the Dr. Seuss Estate. J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions joins the animated project with Abrams serving as an executive producer along with Hannah Minghella, Bad Robot’s Head of Motion Pictures. While Chu got the job, he was not necessarily the easiest choice for Bad Robot and Warner Bros. as he’s never directed an animated feature.
However, it’s said that Chu has expressed his interest in tackling an animated film to Warner Bros. previously. The director was part of creative pods the studio created for branded material like Dr. Seuss and Hanna Barbara in the past. The studio ultimately decided to circle back to Chu because of his ability to direct with heart and humanity.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! debuts in 2027.