It certainly makes my nerd balls swell to know that this film finally got it’s shit together. Let’s just hope we get to see it before that 2012 prediction comes to fruition. Damn Mayans. They should just buy a new damn calendar, if you ask me. Those things are quite cheap and have cute pictures of cats doing adorable things on them.
Del Toro, you know, the guy who made Meet the Feebles, is booked through 2017. From Variety:
Universal — which has a three-year first-look deal with the helmer inked in June ’07 — and del Toro are making a long-term commitment by setting up four directing projects, including remakes of “Frankenstein,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.”
Del Toro is also on board for an adaption of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains of Madness.” Oh, and uhm, some kid’s book called “The Hobbit.” He seems to me like a big kid who is getting to direct anything he ever wanted. What a blessed dude.