It’s taken quite a bit of effort for Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy sequel to get off the ground. The project has survived everything from low box-office numbers (not counting DVD sales) to studios dying, but somehow the sequel has made it into production and is currently filming in Budapest. In fact, del Toro’s dedication to Hellboy has been so fanatical, you’d almost think the director doesn’t have any other projects in mind, but you’d be wrong. In fact, it seems everyone reporting anything about Hellboy II: The Golden Army is also talking with Guillermo about other things he’d like to work on.

The biggest news is that del Toro says he might consider finishing off the Harry Potter franchise if asked, telling the MTV Movie Blog, “I’m up to be the one who kills twenty guys.” The final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is known for being quite the bloodbath and del Toro seems to think he’s the right guy for the job. An interesting idea considering he’s passed on previous pictures (Prizoner of Azkaban in particular), reportedly in order to keep himself freed up for his Hellboy films.

But franchises aren’t the only thing the director has his eye on. Del Toro tells JoBlo he’d love to do a faithful, “Miltonian tragedy” version of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Apparently Guillermo got to read a screenplay draft by Frank Darabont that was perfect. Darabont and del Toro on one project? We can only dream.

Other movie projects mentioned include his produced adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Death: The High Price of Living (directed by Gaiman) and At the Mountains of Madness which del Toro has personally financed designs and maquettes for. While Universal has picked up the rights for the project, the director isn’t certain the movie will move forward due to expense and the fact that it would be an R-Rated picture without a happy ending.

It’s almost sick to hear del Toro talk about so many different projects at the same time, even if some of them are far from actually happening. The Pan’s Labyrinth director has talked about what a number that one movie did on him, so imagine going from a major undertaking like Hellboy on to any of these other projects. Still, it’s great to hear the artist continue to dream, and we can only hope some of those dreams become reality.



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