Man, it sure is hard to pin down Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, but then again, isn’t that what makes him so good and so seemingly fresh everytime he comes out with a new movie? His latest, according to the boys over at If It’s Movies is a pseudo sci-fi movie called “Saturn and the End of Days”, which will follow a kid name Saturn, who is running errands as the end of the world is taking place around him. Join the club, Saturn, that’s a Monday for me!
If It’s Movies quotes Del Toro as saying this about the movie at Comic-Con:
“It’s like, what would happen if the Apocalypse was viewed by you [while] doing errands. You go back and forth and nothing big happens except the entire world is being sucked into a vortex of fire.” Del Toro said. “The small movies you have much more control. If I say this is the design of the fawn and the girl is going to do this or do that, that’s me. In Big Hollywood movies, you get a 50-page memo. It’s horrible. Independent filmmaking is like drawing a comic book, the Hollywood movie is like having five hands holding your hand while you’re drawing the comic book.”
This is probably not really sci-fi, but more of a small, indie movie centered around this kid, as the end of the world takes place in the background. Or maybe the “end of the world” is just a metaphor. Who knows. It should definitely be worth watching, though.