No wonder Guillermo Del Toro dumped the two “Hobbit” movies. If I was a speculatin’ man, I’d say MGM’s money woes, and the lack of commitment to the two films, were the best thing that ever happened to Del Toro, who was able to scoot outta there to concentrate on other projects. As of right now, he’s got a half-dozen movies in various phases of development all over Hollywood, and he doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
His latest is an animated movie called “Trollhunters”, which he’s set up over at Dreamworks Animation. The movie, which he’ll write and direct, will be based on an original young adult novel he’s writing.
Del Toro tells THR about the idea behind “Trollhunters”:
I wanted very much to develop a story that could be written for kids but dealt with a genre that was scary. It essentially combines fairy tales with modern times and is about how difficult it is to be kid. Normally, kids are idealized in animated films. But the growing pains, married with the notion that there is a world right next to us that is completely plagued by creatures of ancient lore, it’s thematically fitting with the rest of my stuff.
Don’t expect “Trollhunters” anytime soon, though. The film is still a few years away, with Del Toro still writing the script.
Up first for the Mexican director are “Haunted Mansion”, “At the Mountains of Madness”, and “Midnight Delivery”. And then, maybe, “Trollhunters” would be next. Probably…