Thursday, September 4, 2008

Guille's booked 'til 2017!!!!

Well, it looks as though the visionary director Guillermo del Toro is loving his work with Universal. Thanks to The Movie Blog for this bit of information...

Universal — which has a three-year first-look deal with the helmer inked in June ‘07 — and del Toro are making a long-term commitment by setting up four directing projects, including remakes of “Frankenstein,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.”

The fourth project is an adaptation of “Drood,” a Dan Simmons novel acquired by U that will be published in February by Little, Brown. In addition to the four pics, the studio still has its sights set on del Toro’s pet project, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness.”

I could not be happier to hear this news. I love del Toro and pretty much all of his work, at least that I've seen, and hearing that he wants to do a Frankenstein film, along with Dr. Jekyll AND Slaughterhouse-Five! The only problem with this, is that there will be no Hellboy 3 until 2018, even if he wants to do it then. All of these projects sound right up his alley, and it's got me pretty excited. What about you guys???

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