After taking us into a haunted house in his last film, prior to making giant monsters and robots fight, it seems like Del Toro is looking for something smaller for his next movie.
The Guardian caught up with the writer/director while promoting Crimson Peak and he spoke about his follow-up project, which is not Pacific Rim 2 after the studio put it on indefinite hold. According to Del Toro, he is aiming to do a small film that is shot in black-and-white.
Del Toro calls the film Silva, and says it will be about a Mexican wrestler who discovers that all politicians are vampires.
“What I can tell you quite safely is, I don’t intend to keep on doing big, giant Hollywood movies for much longer, Crimson Peak is a great permit for me to work on a smaller scale. I mean, it’s big for a drama, but it’s a much smaller undertaking than ‘Pacific Rim’ or ‘Hellboy.’ I can’t say which ones, but I’ve been offered gigantic movies in the superhero genre, but I don’t like the superheroes that are… nice. I like the dark ones, so ‘Blade’ and ‘Hellboy’ were right for me. The mechanics of action only interest me when it’s a universe very, very close to my heart, which ‘Pacific Rim’ is, and I love it. I’m not going to pursue action movies or superhero movies at all any more. I hope I can go back to doing the smaller, weirder ones.”
The Guardian added that the project is “a casualty of the early termination of his film-making career in Mexico; his family fled the country for Toronto after his father was kidnapped and the family paid a ruinous ransom.”
Crimson Peak opens this weekend.