Guillermo del Toro Making a Small B&W Film Before 'Pacific Rim 2'
We know that after director Guillermo del Toro is finished with his current horror production Crimson Peak, he already has Pacific Rim 2 coming in 2017. However, the filmmaker has something brewing that he plans to do between the two studio films. Speaking with Collider, del Toro reveals that he's working on a smaller black and white film that he will be working on starting next February or March. Of course, del Toro is mum on details, but he calls the project a "very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre." He plans to be done with the film before pre-production on Pacific Rim begins in August of 2015. Read on!
As for what we can expect from the film, he only reveals some little tidbits:
“It’s a very small cast. I would love to have John Hurt, and there’s an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I’ve seen her in a short film. That’s all she’s really done, one feature and one short, but she has an incredibly interesting taste and I’m gonna try her out for the main role.”
He also mentions there will be "one great creature in it" and there's already a title that he's not ready to reveal quite yet. As much as I love del Toro's bigger blockbuster films like the Hellboy franchise and Pacific Rim, his film The Devil's Backbone is still his best work. And just thinking of del Toro working on black and white is enticing in itself. With production beginning sometime early next year, hopefully we'll hear more about the film. But del Toro might play this one close to the vest, and he could easily keep it secret if it's a low profile film too. Still, we're excited for whatever this may be. Sound good?