Exclusive: Guillermo Del Toro Talks 'Pacific Rim' and 'The Hulk'


Guillermo Del Toro's always got quite a few projects in development. And these days it seems two words can best describe those projects: big and monstrous. Del Toro is busy readying his giant monster movie Pacific Rim, while at the same time preparing (with Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick) his take on Marvel Comics' emerald behemoth, The Hulk, which will mark the big green giant's return to the medium with which many still associate him -- TV. I caught up with Del Toro today while he was promoting Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, due out in August, and made sure to ask him about the status of Pacific Rim and Hulk. Check out our chat after the jump.  

How will Pacific Rim differ from other giant monster movies?

It's not a Godzilla film. I don't think any of [the giant monster films] have been done quite like this one. And the plot is very special. I'm under the mother of all non-disclosure agreements, so I can't reveal much. But it's a very particular film. I love it.

Is Hulk still happening?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago. And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages.

Is it safe to assume this will be a different Hulk than we've ever seen before?

I think so. Or we wouldn't be trying it. Actually, one of the points of this project early on with Marvel, was "We're going to do this thing different, and here's how. Are you interested?" And they were.

Thank you very much.

My pleasure.