Guillermo del Toro has his schedule booked till 2017! We have obtained the following news today from Variaty via comingsoon:
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.”
Holy crow, this man is locked down for quite some time. At the end of 2017, I hope he decides to take a vacation; he will most certainly have earned one. I like the work of Guillermo del Toro and am interested in seeing him grow as a story teller from one picture to the next.
I am not that familiar with the works of H.P. Lovecraft, but I know that his bestiary and otherworldly creatures are the stuff of legend. The story takes place in the arctic wastes and features an appearance by a Shoggoth!
Save for The Hobbit, I am most looking forward to his telling of the Frankenstein tale. I love that character and would really like to see a modern retelling of the story at his hands. With his crew – I have no doubt that the laboratory of Dr. Frankenstein will look outstanding.
International friends, from the above list of future projects what are you most looking forward to?