Most of us know that Guillermo Del Toro will be busy working on The Hobbit films for the next 5 years or so. He has just started on the script, so he has a long road ahead of him, although it seems del Toro likes planning ahead. According to Variety, Guillermo del Toro has got quite a few movies lined up for the next decade.
Universal — which has a three-year first-look deal with the helmer inked in June ’07 — and del Toro are making a long-term commitment by setting up four directing projects, including remakes of “Frankenstein,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.”
The fourth project is an adaptation of “Drood,” a Dan Simmons novel acquired by U that will be published in February by Little, Brown.
While it’s difficult, if not impossible, to plan projects five years into the future, at this point U execs think “Drood” is the most likely to be del Toro’s first post-“Hobbit” directing vehicle.
In addition to the four pics, the studio still has its sights set on del Toro’s pet project, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness.”
Out of the post-Hobbit films mentioned, I am looking forward to Frankenstein and At the Mountains of Madness as I have read some interesting things about both. It’s just annoying we may have to wait 9 years to see them. Damn the movie world!