We’ve been hearing so much about Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy comic book adaptation that no ones really thought to ask about his future movies like the Creature From the Black Lagoon remake, until now that is. Look inside to read a huge list of updates from the official Hellsite…
Here’s the updates from Hellsite:
MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS -being re-written until early spring, right now it is in the hands of my writing partner Matthew Robbins (SUGARLAND EXPRESS, DRAGONSLAYER, MIMIC,etc) so, there, we won’t hear from the studio until -probably- spring of 2004. Cross your tentacles.
WIND IN THE WILLOWS Written. As of now, I am no longer attached to the project. I turned in my draft -co-written with MR- and the approach I planned proved to be very expensive and -probably weird- to the studio. It happens… I cherish a scene in which mr. Toad was paraded though London a bit like THE ELEPHANT MAN. Sigh- no wonder they found it weird…
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON I have never been in development with this property. I just pitched a possible idea to do a Jules Verne sort of adaptation of the premise. I am now part of tha many guys that have “pitched” a CFTBL movie( Carpenter, Landis, etc) in a way I am relieved, Seeing the original with my daughter made me realize how perfect it is- Oh, Julie!
MONTECRISTO Written. Still looking for a way of making it happen.
MEPHISTO’S BRIDGE Written. It’s been 10 years since I wrote this one… I need to rewrite it someday. It is a little dated. Many movies have done the Faustian Doppelganger bit since the scipt was written. Most notably that anarchic, misantropic masterpiece FIGHT CLUB.
DOMU Still in Lawyer Limbo after 5 years of negotiations.
LIST OF 7 Written by Mark Frost. Also in it’s 10th anniversary… It has become a tradition to talk to Mark Frost every year and plan new ways of have this baby financed. When we wrote it, Steampunk had not yet taken hold. Many movies have done stuff like it now -with varying dgrees of success (WWWest, LXG, etc) but LIST OF 7 remains as powerful today as it was when we adapted the novel. K.W. Jeeter, Tim Powers, Mark Frost, brilliant mind in search for a movie, somewhere in the future.
COFFIN Outlined. There is a storyline written by Tim McCanlies (IRON GIANT, SECONDHAND LIONS) but we have not “nailed” it -no pun intended, sorry. Thankfully, Lightstorm is being very patient and I hope this one takes shape next year. The comic is incredibly interesting but I want to find the exact tone for it.
CRIMSON PEAK I am in talks about that one. I would love to be able to make a Gothic Romance much in the Bronte/ DuMarier mold but really creepy. I will start outlining the story and work on the outline quite soon.