Although he's got tons of projects on his plate already, word spread late Wednesday that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro had reportedly been offered the chance to get behind the camera for the return of Godzilla. But is that really the case?
First, hopeful director Guillermo del Toro leaves, then MGM runs out of money, and now almost every actors union under the sun is boycotting The Hobbit. Apparently, The Hobbit hasn't been through enough.
Guillermo del Toro is enlisting the once-and-future Hellboy for his run at H.P. Lovecraft's demythification of the Cthulhu stories—and he's written a role specifically for Perlman.
Hellboy, a fun film about a demon who defends humanity, hit theaters in 2004. Its equally fun sequel, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, came out in 2008. If this were a math puzzle, we'd logically deduce that Hellboy 3 should be released in ... four plus eight equals ... 2012. But ... no. Writer/director Guillermo del Toro explains why.
When we saw Guillermo del Toro at Comic-Con, he told us that Don't be Afraid of the Dark, which he produced and co-wrote, had ended up with an R rating due to "pervasive scariness." Once you check out his creepy trailer, you'll understand what the heck he was talking about.
When Guillermo del Toro announced at Comic-Con that he'd be developing a "scary" version of The Haunted Mansion and a "very strange" adaptation of Pinocchio, he also hinted at a third project—an all-new horror film he'd start directing in May. But what he never hinted was that in order to pull that project off, he'd be bringing in—James Cameron!
Guillermo del Toro is one of the nicest, most passionate and most sincere filmmakers you will ever see at Comic-Con (or anywhere), which is why he's so popular every year at this shindig. But the guy also knows a thing or two about horror movies, so when he says something is scary ... best pay attention.
Remember that Haunted Mansion movie? The one with Eddie Murphy? If you're one of the few who saw it—forget it. Because Guillermo del Toro took the stage near the end of the Tron: Legacy panel at the San Diego Comic-Con to announce that he'd be co-writing and producing (and possibly directing!) a NEW Haunted Mansion film based on the Disney theme-park attraction.
Del Toro is choosing between three scripts, and hopes to make his announcement at Comic Con in July.
With The Hobbit now firmly behind him, director Guillermo del Toro has a stack of backlogged projects he can dive into. And one of the projects the acclaimed filmmaker is developing is a new Van Helsing movie.