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Del Toro’s “little movie” and Miller’s adaptation.

Two rumors from the past weekend's New York Comic Con that caught my eye: JoBlo.com reports that Guillermo del Toro, at the convention to push "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," announced that he's working on a project called "Saturn and the End of Days": What he calls his final movie about "childhood and horror", it tells the tale of the Apocalypse, as seen through the eyes of a small child going to and from the grocery store. "What would happen if the Apocalypse was viewed while you were doing errands," Del Toro pondered. "You go back and forth and nothing big happens except the entire world is being sucked into a vortex of fire." Del Toro's been attached to everything from "The Hobbit" to an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" to "Doctor Strange," so it's impossible to guess what he'll actually start production on next. He's...

04212008_deltoro.jpgTwo rumors from the past weekend’s New York Comic Con that caught my eye:

JoBlo.com reports that Guillermo del Toro, at the convention to push “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” announced that he’s working on a project called “Saturn and the End of Days”:

What he calls his final movie about “childhood and horror”, it tells the tale of the Apocalypse, as seen through the eyes of a small child going to and from the grocery store. “What would happen if the Apocalypse was viewed while you were doing errands,” Del Toro pondered. “You go back and forth and nothing big happens except the entire world is being sucked into a vortex of fire.”

Del Toro’s been attached to everything from “The Hobbit” to an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness” to “Doctor Strange,” so it’s impossible to guess what he’ll actually start production on next. He’s been adept at switching back and forth between personal films and studio ones in a way that never seems begrudgingly “one for me, one for them,” but “Saturn and the End of Days” would seem to complete a nice thematic trilogy with “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

The MTV Movies Blog quotes Frank Miller, at the con hawking his first solo directorial outing, “The Spirit,” as ready to move on to directing an adaptation of his own comic book “Hard Boiled”:

“We’re talking about [it],” Miller declared to us at NY Comic Con. “I’ve got a really unusual way I want to do it…

“I’m in love with directing,” he gushed. “I’ve found a way to expand my career. Comics and directing are really two sides of the same coin. That’s what Robert Rodriguez taught me…good drama is good drama.”

Back in 2001, David Fincher’s name was tossed around as a potential director for “Hard Boiled,” with Nicholas Cage to star, but nothing came of it.

[Photo: Big movie, little movie — "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," Universal Pictures, 2008; "Pan's Labyrinth," Picturehouse, 2006]

+ NYCC: Del Toro’s next? (Joblo.com)
+ EXCLUSIVE: Frank Miller In Talks To Direct ‘Hard Boiled’ Movie (MTV News Blog)

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