Guillermo del Toro Booked Thought 2017

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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?

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21 thoughts on “Guillermo del Toro Booked Thought 2017

  1. If he is locked into making these first, I doubt he would be able to do Hellboy 3. Ron Perlman has said he wants to do the third but that they need to do it sooner rather than because of his age. His claim is he has ‘one more in the tank’ for action pics.

    Aside from missing out on HB3, the rest sounds exciting. Del Toro is already an amazing director/writer and continues to grow with every new project he does. I look forward to whatever he works on.

  2. Can’t say I’m a major fan of del toro but he’s definately the best at the moment in creating wonderful scenery.

    I’m very interested in seeing what he’ll do with frankenstein, the most misunderstood legendary monster. I haven’t seen the boris karloff movies but I know the make the monster a lumbering oaf which kind of kills the magic of the book. Plenty of potential to tie to original sotry in with modern times with referencing to nuclear weapons (originally carried out in the name of science and then used for evil). Definately looking forward to that one..

  3. Ok I have to chime in here. I’m all for a Hellboy 3.

    I really enjoyed Hellboy 2 but I know it could have been better. Some more character development and interaction would have been nice. So what, are all elves just immortal?? If that’s the case where did they all go? It’s little things like that that can really get to me about a movie. There weren’t many in Hellboy 2 but there were enough to hurt the film.

  4. A Frankenstein movie would be great but how are they going to do it without Boris Karloff. Also, I hope he does Bride of Frankenstein if the first one becomes successful.

  5. Jekyl and Hyde, as long is at is not to over the top on the gore– Didn’t they just make a b-movie version like that– could really be a great thriller with if they get some good talent. Robin Williams natural split-personality comes to minf.

    Seriously Hellboy 3 can’t be that far off can it, especially since the last one did so well?

    Frakenstein could also be killier if done right…

    Gonna have to google Slaughter House 5 I thought that was the name of a gift pack of meat from a Frasier episode…

  6. What about slaughter-house five? Its one of the best sci-fi books ever written, and has demanded a film for a couple decades now.

  7. good to hear that the man has some work for the next years.

    Personally, i`m really looking forward to his Lovecraft adaptation. If someone has the imagination to bring those creatures to life, it is DelToro.

    Btw, i didn`t like The Mist as a movie, but i thought the creatures looked really awesome and reminded me a lot of H.P.Lovercraft`s storys.

  8. If any of you get a chance, check out The Devil’s Backbone. Great great film.

    Oh, and if you liked Pan’s Labyrinth, there’s a film called The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes, and is from the Quay Brothers, a famous stop motion animation team. It’s a fantastical tale that mixes stop motion and live action, and is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s a lot like Pan’s Labyrinth…just better, at least to me. I really loved Pan’s though…

  9. thing is that the visual quality of his films increases with every movie made. unfortunately hellboy 2 lacked a bit on the character relationship and a bit on the story to the end though, in my opinion.

  10. I have only ever seen Pan’s Labyrinth from del Toro, but that’s one of my favorite movies of all time. He’s the one doing The Hobbit, right? I think he’s much more of a complete filmmaker than Peter Jackson, but so far he hasn’t done anything quite as accessible. The Hobbit will of course be eminently accessible, so I have faith that he can make a tight and polished product out of it. I’m happy to hear that people are putting so much faith in such a talented guy.

  11. i´m looking forward to a new ‘frankenstein’, as i´m pretty sure that the one with robert de niro can be topped and i´d like to see some more steampunk-element of del toro.

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