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Published On: Mon, Aug 10th, 2015

Movie Updates: ‘Hellboy 3’ ‘Pacific Rim 2’ and ‘Haunted Mansion’

Director Guillermo del Toro gave fans an update on his other projects while promoting the FX show The Stain at the Television Critics Association panel.

Charlie Day has a great part but so does Charlie Hunnam,” del Toro said of the Pacific Rim sequel. “I think that everybody or most everybody that survived is back. The rest we killed. We killed half the cast.”

pacific-rim-poster-gypsy-dangerAdapting Haunted Mansion has been rumored with Ryan Gosling attached.

“All you can do is develop the screenplays, send them in, get a reaction, get the budget, agree or disagree on budget and so forth. Every project goes through the same thing,” the Hellboy director explained.

“People say why do you have five [movies in development]? I have five because one happens. Whenever I have dedicated myself to a single project for any length of time, I end up having three, four years where I don’t shoot. It’s happened twice already, so I live in a life of realities. I have to have these projects alive to hope and pray that one of them happen.”

Del Toro then killed the hopes that he’s involved in the cinematic DC universe: “I love Swamp Thing but that’s in Dark Universe,” del Toro said. “I’m out of that one.”

Ron Perlman as Hellboy photoRon Perlman was at the TCA press tour for his Amazon show Hand of God and del Toro didn’t have good news for fans.

“Same status. I think that the fans want it, we want it, but studios… it’s a big movie, bigger than the first one and the second one. The numbers on the Hellboys made a lot of sense because of video. Hellboy II exists not because a studio head said. ‘I’m a big fan.’ The first one made money, made much more money on the Blu-ray and DVD than it did theatrically. It made money. Now that market is done.”

del Toro said they’re not tracked well enough to give studios confidence in ancillary sales.

“We live in an era where getting those exact numbers is still not that easy,” del Toro said. “I think that by the time you catch up with the numbers, the platforms have changed. The way you distribute movies is faster and faster evolving into something different.”

The Strain airs Sunday nights at 10PM on FX.

Pacific Rim 2 will be called Pacfic Rim: Maelstrom and will be coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01:  Director Guillermo del Toro attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Huading Film Awards)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 01: Director Guillermo del Toro attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Huading Film Awards)

 

 

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