Thursday, September 4, 2008

Universal Teams Up With Guillermo del Toro For Remakes

According to International Business Times, Guillermo del Toro will be partnering with Universal studios as director on four new re-makes. This will be separate from his current work on "The Hobbit."

Currently slated for remakes through the year 2017 are "Frankenstein," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Drood."  This information came from Variety.

All of the four movies have previous versions. But for "Frankenstein," del Toro expressed his desire to work on it, mainly because he thinks that it is  a story that contains an essential human question.

According to Variety, del Toro said,  "Why did my creator throw me here, unprotected, unguided, unaided and lost? With that one, they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands to prevent me from directing it."

In explaining his ideals for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" del Toro explained he is likely to focus on the prose of Robert Louis Stevenson but also, go deeper into the "addictive high" experience of Dr. Jekyll's alter ego.

In addition, del Toro has two more projects with the studio for an adaptation of "At the Mountains of Madness," and the adaptation of the apocalyptic novel "Hater" and "Crimson Peak" where he will work as producer.


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