Last week it was reported that Guillermo del Toro’s first post-Hobbit project would be Van Helsing, which would be based upon the same fictional vampire hunter character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, not the 2004 mess starring Hugh Jackman.
del Toro was said to be writing the treatment and producing, however the director has taken to the internet to clear up a few things, as it is not official just yet.
From Del Toro Films:
Van Helsing (writing and producing) is still in talks and not quite certain. Even then, I would like to share my plans only at COMICON. I am taking it slowly and marking very, very carefully the calendar of projects that I will be involved as producer, writer, etc I will not announce the project I intend to direct until then . I am very happy to say that all the projects and partnerships being considered are both quite surprising and, I hope, powerful. Much as I want, I cannot say much more at this time but I anxiously await to share these with you. I will be shopping on the floor in San DIego for several days. See you there!!
I guess this means all eyes will be on del Toro at the San Diego Comic-Con next month (July 22-25).