Guillermo del Toro - RT's Dinner and the Movies Interview
The visionary director spends an hour talking to us about his career.
Part 2 of 12: On the projects he's turned down over the years...
Highlights from the video:
Continue on part 3, as we get stuck into The Hobbit and discuss the plans that had to change to make room for the diminutive hero.
I wish I could work every twenty seconds but the problem is making a movie - if you're really invested in it - takes at least two years of your life, if not three.
I rightfully said no to Se7en
, because it was a great script but it was a very cynical view of the world. I loved it, I wanted to see it, but I'm a romantic, fat bastard and I don't subscribe to that view.
When I read Blade 2
, I turned it down three times ... Goyer said, "Do you want Hellboy
?" I said, "Yeah," and he said, "Then do Blade
. They're not going to finance Hellboy
from looking at Devil's Backbone