01 March, 2013

Guillermo Del Toro talks Dark Universe

One of the many, many projects that Guillermo is said to be working on is "Dark Universe" which is set to be about the darker side of the DC Universe. Even though the film originally started off as a rumour, is turns out that Del Toro likes the idea a whole lot. While speaking to TotalFilm, Del Toro spoke about the film.

"I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens."

"It's going really really well. It's like meeting old friends. I grew up with Demon Etrigan, with Swamp Thing, with Deadman, so these are characters that are near and dear to my heart. I'd love to use the origins that are proper to each character. I love the idea of Jason Blood as a paladin and a knight…. I love the entire Constantine mythology, the Dead Man mythology, the Alex Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig."

I'd personally love to see Del Toro stick his teeth into a Constantine reboot, the first with Keanu Reeves was a pretty good film. However, if the film was given a Del Toro twist it could be pretty bad ass! The line up for the film is said to include Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre and the mother & daughter team of Zatara and Zatanna.

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