Its good to Be Guillermo Del Toro. He's got directing gigs thru 2017

by Joey Paur

Well this guy is booked solid and why shouldn't he be the guy is a great director. There guys just knows what he wants to do. You see, he has a plan. Variety put out and article that discusses this plan. They start the article with:

Many top film directors have no idea what their next movie is.

That may be true, but I want to point out that these top film directors wont be hurting for a job anytime soon either. The projects will find them. As for Del Toro Universal Pictures plans on keeping this guy busy. They are currently setting up a long-term commitment by setting up four projects for Del Toro to direct for them. These film projects include:

'Frankenstien', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', 'Slaughterhouse-Five', and 'Drood' a novel by Dan Simmons. Other potentail projects and producing gigs he wants to do with Universal are, H.P. Lovecraft's 'At the Mountains of Madness', David moody's 'Hater', and 'Crimson Park'. 

All of this AFTER he does the two Hobbit films with Peter Jackson, New Line, and MGM. Del Toro say's:

"No one expected ‘The Hobbit’ to come about; it was the most marvelous monkey wrench tossed into my life, I consider (the new deals) the renewal of my marital vows with Universal."

While he busies himself with "Hobbit," del Toro will outline the other projects and hire writers. 

I love how he says 'The Hobbit' most marvelous monkey wrench tossed in his life. 

Del Toro has such a unique and amazing vision for his films and I think he is a perfect fit for Universal and their horror films. He is going to be able to bring something to these movies that no one else could bring to the table. Frankenstein for example:


Frankenstein represents a longtime fascination for del Toro, who has made his home a memorabilia shrine to the Karloff monster from the 1931 U film.

"To me, Frankenstein represents the essential human question: ‘Why did my creator throw me here, unprotected, unguided, unaided and lost?’ " del Toro said. "With that one, they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands to prevent me from directing it."

I don't think I can see anyone else doing that movie right. As for  His other movies here are a few things that he has planned:


On "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," del Toro wants to stick more closely to Robert Louis Stevenson’s prose and explore the addictive high the repressed Jekyll experienced as his murderous alter ego.

Del Toro plans to provide a more literal interpretation of "Slaughterhouse-Five" than in the 1972 film adaptation, hewing closely to the Vonnegut novel about a prisoner in a German WWII POW camp who travels through time and space.

We have such a long ass time before we start to see anything on these movies, but at least it is something to look forward to in the future. Oh yeah! He also wants to do 'Hellboy 3'! Universal Pictures has really got themselves an amazing filmmaker and one that is dedicated to them. All I have to say is they better treat him right! It sounds like they will. Donna Langley has said:

"Guillermo is in the most prolific time of his life … Joe Johnston on ‘The Wolf Man’ showed us the importance of entrusting the Universal franchise monsters to experienced filmmakers with voices. That was a big impetus for our decision to go with Guillermo to put his creative stamp on these properties."

"It’s the fantasy and gothic horror world Guillermo finds comfortable," Langley said. "It feels like a great fit for where (we expect) Guillermo will have evolved as a filmmaker five years from now."

So there it is folks! He is booked thru 2017 and beyond. He is going to make a lot of amazing films and make a lot of money doing it. It's a win, win, win situation. Del Toro Wins, Universal Wins, and the Fans Win. 

We wish Guillermo Del Toro the best as he works his ass off making movies to entertain movie geeks everywhere.



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