If it’s Monday, then Guillermo Del Toro has announced another film he plans to work on, and this time it’s Trollhunters, an animated project he plans to write and direct for DreamWorks. Trollhunters is based on a young-adult book of the same name that Del Toro submitted for publication about two weeks ago, popping out the horror-fantasy tale just as natural as breathin’ for most people. Where Trollhunters slots into Del Toro’s insanely busy schedule is still to be determined, but in the meantime he’s already making himself nice and inescapable at DreamWorks, serving as a consultant and executive producer on everything from Kung Fu Panda 2 to the Shrek spin-off Puss In Boots to Megamind—which is due for release in just over a month, but not before Del Toro exercises his privilege of primae noctis, apparently.
As for why Del Toro is now expanding his tentacled grasp toward animation, he sees it as a necessary phase of his ever-growing omniscience, saying that in the next 10 years, “Transmedia will not just be a buzz word,” but rather a common term for the all-encompassing world of movies, TV, books, videos, and online entertainment that will make up the pop-culture landscape, all of which will have something to do with Guillermo Del Toro.
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