Guillermo Del Toro has so many projects on his plate right now, it is doubtful he will ever find time to do them all. (He has already parted ways with Tarzan.) But here are some of his thoughts on the projects he’s still got on the go, as reported by the MTV Movies Blog.
1. Del Toro is, of course, working on The Hobbit first and foremost. And he says that he and his colleagues are now referring to The Hobbit as one movie in two parts, rather than as two completely separate movies. So where will they break the story? Del Toro isn’t saying, quite, but he does say this: “I think Smaug dies in the first movie. So draw your own conclusions.” Del Toro also says there are currently no plans for producer (and former Lord of the Rings director) Peter Jackson to do any second-unit directing. But shooting the two films in 3-D and IMAX is a possibility.
2. Next up, Del Toro talks about remaking Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), and says “digital effects” might make it easier to “push [the] narrative” of Kurt Vonnegut’s story about a man who is “unstuck in time”.
3. Finally, Del Toro says he would love to tap into the religious dimensions of Frankenstein. He sees the creature as “a lost child of Paradise” and says “there are aspects to it which is the dialogue between the creature and the creator for example [that haven’t been fully explored].”