Del Toro lines up four new movie projects

After assigning the next five years of his life to bringing The Hobbit to the screen in collaboration with Peter Jackson as a two-movie double header, Guillermo del Toro has booked himself up with a collection of projects that should keep him a busy man for many years to come. Setting up no fewer than … Continued

phftzofiyukjkj_l.jpgAfter assigning the next five years of his life to bringing The Hobbit to the screen in collaboration with Peter Jackson as a two-movie double header, Guillermo del Toro has booked himself up with a collection of projects that should keep him a busy man for many years to come.

Setting up no fewer than four projects with Universal, del Toro looks set to be busy with directing gigs until 2017, at the very least. First up post-Hobbit, according to Universal executives, will be Drood, based on the life of author Charles Dickens, with remakes of Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde and Slaughterhouse-Five to follow. As if that wasn’t enough to keep the Hellboy helmer occupied, Universal is also, reportedly, keen for del Toro to fulfil his dream of helming an adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness.

And then when he’s not directing he’s producing, namely an adaptation of Hater, David Moody’s apocalyptic novel in which ordinary folk are turned, without warning, into vicious, rage-filled killers, and Crimson Peak, a gothic-tinged romance script that del Toro penned with his Mimic collaborator Matthew Robbins. And then after all that, he’ll probably have a couple of weeks off…