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.