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It appears that Guillermo Del Toro, a filmmaker that made smaller movies like The Devil's Backbone and Mimic before blockbusters like the Hellboy movies, Blade II and last year's Pacific Rim, is going back to his roots before he makes Pacific Rim 2.
The director has just revealed that he is making a black-and-white movie with, hopefully, John Hurt, between making Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim 2.
In an interview with Collider, Del Toro revealed his plans with this newly announced movie.
“Right away, in February/March I should [start on] another very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre before starting—we start pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 in August, and then I interrupt it briefly to go into the first of next year to do this strange little movie, and then I restart it and go all the way until we start shooting Pacific Rim 2 at the end of 2015 for release in 2017," he said.
Although, he was reluctant to give away too much about this movie, he did spill the beans on a couple things.
“It’s a very small cast," he said. "I would love to have John Hurt, and there’s an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I’ve seen her in a short film. That’s all she’s really done, one feature and one short, but she has an incredibly interesting taste and I’m gonna try her out for the main role.”
Giving that this is a smaller movie, one would expect that Del Toro's signature creatures may not make an appearance. But, thankfully, that is not so, as Del Toro said that "there's one great creature in it."
He also revealed that the movie "does have a title," but that "I’d rather do the projects and then show them to people than talk about them."
"I think that it’s going to be a nice thing for people to know which one is it and where it came from when it’s a reality," he said.
As one would figure out from his quotes, Del Toro remains a very busy man. If that wasn't enough, he was also working on the new show The Strain on FX, which is set to premiere this Sunday. He also wants to keep working on At the Mountains of Madness, which he has said recently has been reworked to be PG-13.
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