An article in this morning’s Variety lays out all the projects Guillermo del Toro is attached to between now and 2017(!). Aside from the five years he’s set aside for The Hobbit, Universal has some huge plans for his post-Tolkien work. Doesn’t look like he’ll be making any small, Pan’s Labyrinth-sized films anytime soon.
The trade reports that Uni has del Toro committed to four directing projects, including remakes of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Slaughterhouse Five (!), as well as the Dan Simmons novel about Charles Dickens’ final days, Drood, which is out this February (pre-order it here).
As if that weren’t enough, Universal still wants to be the ones to make sure Del Toro’s “pet project”, as the trade refers to it, At the Mountains of Madness gets made, but there’s no timeline in place for that yet. Of course.
On the producing front, del Toro will be lending his name and wide berth of knowledge to Hater, the adaptation of the David Moody novel in which society all of a sudden turns (more) violent against one another and the deaths pile up, and Crimson Peak, a Gothic romance he wrote with Mimic co-writer Matthew Robbins.
As for Hellboy III, del Toro had this to say, “We laid the groundwork to have a magnificent third act. I’d like to return to an action franchise with 60-year-old actor Ron Perlman, because he’ll be scratching at that age when I get to it.”
Of course there’s only one place you need to be to keep up-to-date on all of these projects, so don’t move a muscle!
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