What’s Guillermo Del Toro up to?
Because, let’s be honest, he’s all over the place. Yesterday, he gave us a few updates on Monster and JLDark at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Festival, but there’s so so much more. Here’s a list to help you keep up with our favorite Mexican overachiever.
Justice League Dark
Technically, he still needs the green light from Warner Bros, but if Summer blockbuster Pacific Rim is a hit we can count on seeing Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and other DC characters on the big screen.
This Summer’s blockbuster features Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam and Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi as two pilots who control a “legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger” to battle alien Kaiju. They are humanity’s last hope and all that jazz, so get ready for Michael Bay-level action sequences but with del Toro’s artistic touch.
Del Toro announced a few weeks ago that he would be adapting Naoki Urasawa’s manga series, which is an interesting spin on the Frankenstein story, for HBO. He just submitted the script last week (!) and they’re reading it now.
Kung Fu Panda 3
Because when you think Guillermo del Toro, you think Kung Fu Panda 3.
All we know about del Toro’s star-studded Crimson peak is that it’s a ‘haunted house film.’ Alright, then. This particular haunted house contains Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam. The cast list isn’t finalized, so do you think you could squeeze me in, too?
Del Toro’s been working as co-writer, producer and co-director of Gris Grimly’s macabre, 3D rendition of the Pinocchio story. Despite recent box-office disappointments with other animation movies like Frankenweenie, Paranormann and The Pirates!Band of Misfits, Grimly tweeted in January of this year that the project is still going strong.
Winning a bet
Del Toro bet J. J. Abrams he could take on more projects than the much-lauded director. Abrams is currently working on 8 projects according to IMDB, one more than in del Toro’s listed profile. As these two contemporary greats fight, Hollywood has no choice but to tremble in fear in the sidelines and rake in the money.
Taking over the world
Del Toro’s been working on taking over the planet Earth for the past few years but is still waiting for the go-ahead of cosmic forces. He says he’s recently submitted a script and is waiting for a call back.