Guillermo Del Toro recently made the rounds of the press and his interviews with ComingSoon and Fear.net gave some great insight onto what’s up with some of his upcoming projects.
On Pacific Rim:
In regards to it being a typical monster movie:
“It’s not a Godzilla film. I don’t think any of [the giant monster films] have been done quite like this one. And the plot is very special. I’m under the mother of all non-disclosure agreements, so I can’t reveal much. But it’s a very particular film. I love it.”
On the massive size of the project:
“”This is my most un-modest film, this has everything. The scale is enormous and I’m just a big kid having fun.”
– When you think about this movie, don’t think Godzilla, think Macross or Voltron. Giant man powered robots fighting giant monsters.
On ABC’s The Incredible Hulk:
The current status of the project:
“We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago. And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages.”
On his overall direction for The Hulk:
“Actually, one of the points of this project early on with Marvel, was “We’re going to do this thing different, and here’s how. Are you interested?” And they were.”
On Mike Mignola’s recent comment that Del Toro would be returning to direct ‘Hellboy 3’:
“”By the time I get to it and by the time we got Ron [Perlman] back, he’ll be a HellMAN and in a wheelchair.”
Finally, he had this little nugget to say about his planned Frankenstein movie:
“My take is so unique, it will set it apart.”
Sadly, there was no update on his involvement with a Haunted Mansion movie that was teased during the Tron Panel at last year’s comic con.