Guillermo del Toro Behind Another New 'Van Helsing' Movie
Well, this is interesting. Pajiba is reporting that Universal Pictures is developing another Van Helsing movie - that Guillermo del Toro wrote a treatment for is and is developing at his production company. Whoa! I think it's safe to assume that this is not the reason why he left The Hobbit, but it is an interesting development nonetheless. I trust Pajiba, as they haven't missed a story in a long time, but this just seems like a new development in the "Hollywood cog" (as they say), not necessarily GdT's next big project that got him off Hobbit. I guess the good news is that this is not a remake of that 2004 atrocity with Hugh Jackman.
Apparently this Van Helsing is based on the "same fictional vampire hunter character from Bram Stoker's Dracula." So it's presumably a dark and fantastic take on the Van Helsing character and is being described as an "action horror story." This is around 50th film in the last year related to Dracula that has been put in development. Anyway, Pajiba says that "del Toro productions" is producing and that del Toro only wrote the treatment, so I presume he'll find a writer to work on the screenplay until it's ready. This does sounds interesting, but I'm more interested in finding out what del Toro will be directing next instead. Stay tuned!