Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Nerd-Horror Director Supreme

Wow. Guillermo Del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies, over the next nine years is reportedly slated to make movies based on all of the following classics:

The Hobbit
•Dr. Jekyll
•Edwin Drood
•Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness”
Slaughterhouse Five

When will nerds find time to see regular nerd movies based on crappy source material, like Twilight? But he’s sort of got that niche covered too — because in his spare time, he’s apparently writing a vampire novel trilogy.

How long before people start looking back upon Mimic and seeing the early signs of genius in it — much as all those Spider-Man fans should with Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead movies and the underrated The Quick and the Dead?

But speaking of superheroes, what I really wish Del Toro’d adapt is Marvel’s sorcerer supreme, Doctor Strange. Right?

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Unless “nerd” has been redefined as “14-year-old Christian girl” or “born-again mom,” I’m not sure that “Twilight” should really count as a nerd movie. It’s going for a very different demographic.