Guillermo del Toro “too busy” for Star Wars Episode 7

Guillermo Del Toro reveals he turned down Lucasfilm’s offer to direct Star Wars Episode VII

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Guillermo del Toro on set

Pacific Rim and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro has revealed that Lucasfilm gave him a call to see if he wanted to direct Star Wars Episode VII.

However, with his own sci-fi blockbuster on the way and a laundry list of projects he’s hopefully going to eventually get around to (including Frankenstein, Jekyll And Hyde, The Witches and many, many more), del Toro unsurprisingly had to tell them he was too busy.

In an interview with The Playlist del Toro said: “We got one phone call to my agent saying, ‘Is Guillermo interested?’ And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I’m pursuing stuff that I’m generating already. It was very flattering. It was just a phone call, it didn’t go past that, it was very nice to be asked, but believe it or not, I’m busy enough”

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