200610270042Quirky Wes Anderson is the favored director named Anderson at Stately Beat Manor — we thought THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU was one of the finest adventure/comedy/documantaries of recent years. Now it seems, he’s taking a crack at the cartoons with an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX>:

The 20th Century Fox division will turn the Roald Dahl classic title into a film that will mix several forms of animation, primarily stop-motion.

Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach adapted the book; Anderson will direct and produce with Scott Rudin.

Tome tells the story of a fox who uses its wits and cunning to outfox three dimwitted farmers who tire of sharing their chickens with the fox and resort to a shock-and-awe offensive.

Now this should be very very quirky.