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Del Toro Revisits the Classics

Although Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy II, Pan’s Labyrinth) is currently working on The Hobbit, he’s got his next two projects lined up: A revisit to Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The director will add his own twist to the well-known “Frankenstein” franchise, a story he has been waiting to tell all his professional life.

“To me, Frankenstein represents the essential human question: ‘Why did my creator throw me here, unprotected, unguided, unaided and lost?’ ” del Toro said. “With that one, they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands to prevent me from directing it.”

However, for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” del Toro plans on sticking closely to the original Robert Louis Stevenson tale.

After that, he’ll tackle Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five.

(It makes me happy that Firefox’s spellchecker recognizes “Vonnegut.”)

Sounds like del Toro will be living the Geek Dream for several movies to come.

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Posted in Movies & TV September 10th, 2008 by Chip
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