Guillermo del Toro Talks Upcoming Projects
Director spills beans in sit-down with ShockTillYouDrop.
First, the site asked him about the English-language version of The Orphanage that he's agreed to produce for New Line:
"I cannot say yet who is the director and writer but if I get who I want, it would definitely make a difference. It won't be the same movie just done by a guy that has an American name. It's a new proposition."
ShockTillYouDrop also asked del Toro about the status of his long-in-development adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, a project we discussed not long ago. According to the director, recent rumors regarding the film soon starting production are just that -- rumors:
"I wish I knew, but Universal has acquired it, which is a great thing because it was in limbo, and I have, together with Michael, self-financed the designs and maquettes and everything, but we'll see. It's R-rated, it's expensive and it doesn't have a happy ending. I think that big-scale horror, big tentpole horror, which you used to have with 'Alien,' 'The Shining,' 'The Exorcist' before everyone thought horror needs to be this or that and pre-conceptualized, I think big tentpoles like that should be back at some point in life, so I'm patiently waiting my turn."
Finally, del Toro was asked about another rumor; specifically, one putting him behind the lens for a reboot of one of Universal's classic monster franchises. He didn't say yes or no, really, but he did give a clue as to which direction he might head if he gets the chance:
"The movie I would kill to do -- and I know it's been done and I'm very conscious of that -- is 'Frankenstein' but to do Frankenstein as the Miltonian tragedy that it is. I remember reading the Frank Darabont screenplay that was illustrated by Bernie Wrightson, and saying, 'That's it! I'm screwed and never going to do it' but thanks to Kenneth Branagh, I can still do that version."
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