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Del Toro's busy!

09.04.2008

Whereas I can't even decide what I'm going to eat for lunch tomorrow or what pair of dirty underwear I'm going to slap on, Guillermo del Toro has just signed on to direct, produce, or have some creative hand in a pocket of films that will keep him busy until the year 2017. Um, wow.

Deep breath guys, as I take you through the myriad of exciting projects that the prolific Mexican has lined up for himself in the decade to come. We all know that he is currently busy writing (and eventually directing) THE HOBBIT with Peter Jackson, which alone will consume him for the next 5 years. After that massive undertaking is complete, Del Toro is set to direct remakes of "Frankenstein", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and an adaptation of "Drood" (all for Universal), a novel by Dan Simmons about Charles Dickens as a depraved muderer in London. Sounds awesome, I know.

As if that wasn't enough, del Toro will also be directing an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's WWII masterpiece "Slaughterhouse Five", one that he plans on making a lot edgier and true to the novel than the original 1972 adaptation. Phew! If all this goes according to plan, we are in for a world of cinematic hurt from the man already responsible for a couple of modern classics. Colour me excited!
Extra Tidbit: Guillermo is also clinging to the hope of directing his pet project, H.P. Lovecraft's "At The Mountains of Madness".
Source: Variety

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