del Toro to Make a "Killing on Carnival Street"
According to Variety, "New Line has tapped Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro to helm futuristic fantasy-thriller "Killing on Carnival Row" ... New Line acquired "Killing on Carnival Row," a spec script by tyro (first-time) scribe Travis Beacham, last fall in a preemptive bid. Story's set in a Victorian city inhabited by humans, faeries, elves and vampires, with a detective pursuing a serial killer."
Also: "Picturehouse, the HBO-New Line joint venture, recently paid close to $6 million for North American rights to Del Toro's dark fairy tale "Pan's Labyrinth.""
Guillermo del Toro is the widely-adored creator of "Cronos," "Blade 2," "Hellboy," "Mimic," and (my favorite) "The Devil's Backbone."