Guillermo Del Toro Talks Hulk, Pacific Rim, Comic Books, Video Games
Wired has a really good interview up with Guillermo Del Toro, who talks about almost everything under the sun that he is involved with.
He mentions that a script for ABC and Marvel Television's Hulk series has been handed in.
He says that filming for the mega blockbuster movie from Warner Bros, Pacific Rim, has begun shooting in Toronto.
Regarding that Del Toro said the following:
We are working with actors that I absolutely adore. Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman. It’s really, it’s a very, very beautiful poem to giant monsters. Giant monsters versus giant robots. Twenty-five-story-high robots beating the crap out of 25-story-high monsters. We’re trying to create a world in which the characters are real and how it would affect our world politically, how it would affect the landscape if creatures like this really came out of the sea, etc.
Del Toro talks about completing his Vampire series of novels, "The Strain Trilogy" (also being adapted into comic book form by Dark Horse Comics and David Lapham), commenting on Twilight:
I haven’t read them. I’ve never been a big fan of the romantic aspect of vampirism. But I don’t fault the books — I think that is a perfectly legitimate aspect of vampirism and if they make a lot of readers happy, that’s fantastic. I think that the only thing is I am of the mind that no interpretation of vampires should be the only one you get.
Also currently in devlopment from Del Toro is the video game Insane, which will not see the light of day for a couple years at least.
Throughout the interview Del Toro comments on the fact that all forms of entertainment are moving more and more into the digital realm, with Del Toro foreseeing a grand design where consumers can have immediate access to both.
“For big storytelling, the multiplatform [strategy] seems to be the way it’s going to evolve,” Del Toro told Wired.com. “You need to be able to say, ‘Did you enjoy this videogame? There’s a movie out right now!’ Or ‘Did you enjoy this movie? Then download these 10 more chapters that are interactive for you at home.’”