Guillermo Del Toro is currently making the press rounds to promote his new book The Night Eternal, which is the final installment in his and Chuck Hogan‘s The Strain trilogy of vampire novels. In a recent interview with Wired, Del Toro provided updates on his upcoming movie Pacific Rim, his horror video game inSane, his Hulk TV series, and The Haunted Mansion. Hit the jump for more on all of these projects.
Speaking about Pacific Rim, Del Toro tells Wired that shooting began on Monday and that the movie is “a very beautiful poem to giant monsters,” and he absolutely adores his cast, which includes Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Ron Perlman. Del Toro continued,
Giant monsters versus giant robots. Twenty-five-story-high robots beating the crap out of 25-story-high monsters. We’re trying to create a world in which the characters are real and how it would affect our world politically, how it would affect the landscape if creatures like this really came out of the sea, etc.
Del Toro also said that he’s wrapping filming on the smaller horror movie Mama (which he’s producing), he and Hogan are working on a new series of books, he’s continuing to consult on projects at DreamWorks Animation, recently turned in a screenplay for pilot of the new Hulk TV series as well as his new adaptation of the Disney theme park ride, The Haunted Mansion. However, he says he’s not going to discuss non-active projects because “it creates the impression of … I am diverse, but I’m not that diverse.”