I’m one of the few people who didn’t mind the news that visionary director Guillermo del Toro was off of The Hobbit. Don’t get me wrong; it’s sad to think that we’ll never see what del Toro had planned for Middle Earth, but his departure would mean that he’d have more time to devote to other projects … like his remake of Frankenstein that we’ve been salivating over since it was announced.
Other than del Toro casting actor Doug Jones as The Monster, not much has been said about the flick. That is until Bloody Disgusting caught up with him at this year’s Saturn Awards.
“I’m presenting the storyline to Universal … but I think that I wanna be if possible shooting in May next year,” del Toro tells our brothers in harm over at BD. “So I need something that’s ready to go into pre-production immediately. We’re doing tests … we did all the sculpting already. He’s completely done, the body, the face, all the parts, including the nuts, which are something to behold. But we are doing a test with Doug very soon.”
Speaking as a huge Frankenstein fan, you’ll need to excuse me for a moment while I break out into an impromptu rendition of the Electric Slide for the next forty-five minutes.
Hit up the above link for more on del Toro’s upcoming projects including Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, At the Mountains of Madness and a quick update on the status of Hellboy 3.
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