Del Toro's Deadman next?
Just last week, last week exactly in fact, we heard that the Danish director Nikolaj Arcel was set to helm a comic book adaptation of Deadman and that Guillermo del Toro was set to produce, well today del Toro has been teasing on the Internet the next project he's going to be working on, and considering last week's announcement it's no real surprise.
Sure, he could be working on anything couldn't he? After all he has a very busy slate. Well that's true if it wasn't for the fact that his cryptic online clue involves the letter D. Either we're not being teased that much, or there's some serious misdirection going on.
Already the theories are flying over the internet as to what project it could be apart from the obvious, the strangest one so far is that it's the Heavy Metal film because Tenacious D are starring and they are known as The D. Okay, let's ignore that one.
" In a few days there will be a BIG announcement (big for me, at least) that is not-Hobbit related. BEFORE anyone starts wondering the usual "how does he have time?, Is this detracting form The Hobbit?" etc It is a project that started over 2 years ago, before The Hobbit and will render fruits in the mid-term, not intruding on my Hobbit duties. Rest assured. The key letter is 'D'"
Far reaching theories aside, it's got to be Deadman, although CB do suggest that it could also be Dr. Strange, another comic character that del Toro has been linked with in the past, and there's a strong chance it could be Drood, although I don't think that started over two years ago, did it?
However considering the announcement just seven days ago, I think it's got to be Deadman hasn't it? That announcement told that Nikolaj Arcel would be directing the film of a circus performer who is murdered and comes back as a ghost with the power to possess the living. He uses this power to seek out his own killer and while he's hunting them down he helps others.
I mean the first thing that popped into my head was Deadman, then a restart of Daredevil, but I really can't see that happening can you? Mind you, considering the announcement has already been made about him producing and a director assigned then how much of a surprise is it really? Perhaps then it really could be Drood?
Of course there's little time before The Hobbit, and I'm really surprised he can squeeze in another project, even if he is producing. Is there time for Deadman or Drood, or Daredevil, or whatever D you care to pick?