05 December 2005

Halo del Toro??

Hey guys, it's Donnie...So we all know that the Halo movie is in the works. We all know that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh are producing it, which virtually guarantees a high caliber of filmmaking at work. We all know that Alex Garland, of 28 Days Later fame, has written the script, which implies a lack of sucking. But what we're all waiting for is a director. Who's gonna pick up the bullhorn and guide this puppy home?

Popular opinion at this point leads to Guillermo del Toro, one of the most underappreciated filmmakers working today. Most will know him has responsible for Hellboy or Blade II, but he's also got a wicked horror streak. In the wake of this news, I'm officially bumping The Devil's Backbone up to the top of my Netflix queue, which I was going to do anyway in preperation for the imminent release of the sort of sequel Pan's Labyrinth.

One of the biggest unknowns at this point is Hellboy 2, which, up until now, was supposed to be del Toro's next project. There's still the possiblity that he might forego Halo to make Hellboy 2 or Big Red might just get pushed back a bit so Guillermo can take a crack at one of the most highly anticipated videogame films of all time. We'll keep you posted, but suffice it to say that right now, I'm all kinds of excited. I LOVE del Toro and would really like to see him get the respect he deserves.


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