Director Guillermo del Toro is known for juggling quite a few projects at once, but with Pacific Rim hitting theaters this Friday, the filmmaker has a pretty solid schedule lined up for the next year or so. Del Toro will direct the pilot for the FX series The Strain this fall, after which he will move directly into production on his next feature film, a classical gothic romance ghost story called Crimson Peak. Beyond that, though, we don’t quite know which of del Toro’s many projects he’ll be tackling.
Steve recently sat down with del Toro for a lengthy interview in anticipation of the release of Pacific Rim, and the director provided updates on a couple of his major upcoming projects: Justice League Dark and The Haunted Mansion. Del Toro said that the process of writing JLD has been one of his most enjoyable screenplays, and noted that they’re simply waiting for their writer to be available. The director also provided an update on Haunted Mansion and his upcoming book Cabinet of Curiosities, and teased a bit of Kung Fu Panda 3. Hit the jump to read on.
Guillermo Del Toro is currently making the press rounds to promote his new book The Night Eternal, which is the final installment in his and Chuck Hogan‘s The Strain trilogy of vampire novels. In a recent interview with Wired, Del Toro provided updates on his upcoming movie Pacific Rim, his horror video game inSane, his Hulk TV series, and The Haunted Mansion. Hit the jump for more on all of these projects.
Visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was a big draw at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. There to talk about the remake of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, which he co-wrote and produced with Troy Nixey as the director, he explained the importance of producing the work of first-time filmmakers and why he enjoys learning from their unique visions.
He also spoke about his thoughts on 3-D, why he’s interested in making a new version of The Haunted Mansion, his desire to bring his own version of Frankenstein to the big screen and how he’d love to do another Hellboy film. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
And if you missed our previous coverage on Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, here’s our thoughts on the panel at Comic-Con and here’s our exclusive interview with director Troy Nixey.
After the awesome TRON: Legacy panel, Disney still had time on the clock. As most of the people got up to leave, moderator Patton Oswalt had two more things to tease. First was a specially shot 3D teaser of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, featuring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Then, they officially announced that Guillermo del Toro will write and produce a remake of The Haunted Mansion, sans Eddie Murphy. Hit the jump for more details.
Updated with official press release from Walt Disney that says he will only be writing and producing. It appears GDT might direct the project, but nothing is official.