Thursday, 4 September 2008

Del Toro's future projects!

I read a really interesting post down at Bloody Disgusting today telling us about all the future movies that Del toro intends to do.

Bloody Disgusting tells us that Del Toro is officially booked up with projects to direct and produce right up until 2017.

Del toro will be spending the next 5 years working on the much awaited Hobbit movies!

Then after that it looks like he's going to be doing a lot of projects for Universal (who published his Hellboy 2 for him)

Here is a list of the projects Del Toro's got going on for him at Universal:

  • Frankenstein: Del Toro has always been fascinated with the story of Frankensein, and I must say that I am too. Del Toro feels that the previous productions have not done justice to the Gothic Fantasy element, and thus wants to create somthing better
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Another Classic that needs a very thorough adaptation by a director that understands the fantasy and horror genres.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five: I really can't say too much about this movie but it's some kind of adaptation of the book bearing the same Name... If you read that article, I'm sure you'll agree with me that it is a little different to a lot of the preceding Del Toro films. Sounds very interesting!
  • Drood: This one seems a bit strange to... Some kind of fictional biography about the last years of Charles Dickens' life... Del Toro filming Charles Dickens! (not quite)
  • (perhaps) At The Mountains of madness: Del Toro adapted this HP Lovecraft book as a script a while back, and it seems as if Universal would like to finaly make this into a movie with him!
  • (perhaps) Hellboy 3 too!: Del Toro is still hoping that Universal will again fund him for a final Hellboy movie, to round off the trilogy, and they have said it is a possibility!

Producing: Universal would also like to employ Det Toro as a producer over those few years, so he's certainly going to have enough work to do!

  • Hater: "Universal also has on the horizon an adaptation of David Moody’s apocalyptic novel HATER that del Toro will produce with Mark Johnson but not direct" (Bloody Disgusting)
  • Cimson Peak: "a gothic romance spec script by del Toro and his "Mimic" collaborator Matthew Robbins, which del Toro will produce but not direct." (Bloody Disgusting)

There were also a couple other movies that Del Toro was going to do:

  • Saturn and The End of Days
  • Neil Gaiman's Death: which Del Toro will produce with Neil Gaiman directing, if they can find funding for it!

Well that gives you some insight as to what Del Toro will be doing in the years to come! He's come a long way from being the small time director looking anywhere he can for funding to make Hellboy, to becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after fantasy/horror directors!


jamiahsh said...

I think del Toro will do a great job w. Peter Jackson on The Hobbit movies.

Mbuckingham said...

Yeah I'm really looking forward to seeing how well he does with it!

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