Guillermo Del Toro to Direct ‘Dr. Strange’?
With Hellboy behind him and the upcoming Hellboy 2 on the way, director Guillermo Del Toro is mulling over another comics-related project that could be one of his next films — that is if he doesn’t take on The Hobbit or At the Mountain of Madness first. According to Empire News, he is seriously considering bringing the Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange, to the big screen.
Not only is Del Toro’s interest potentially great news for Dr. Strange fans, but there’s more: Del Toro has also been talking to one of the comics world’s most successful creators about taking on the film’s writing duties. Who, you may wonder? None other than Neil Gaiman. According to Del Toro:
"I talked with Neil Gaiman [about writing it]. I said, that’s an interesting character because you can definitely make him more in the pulpy occult detective/magician mould and formula than was done in the Weird Tales, for example…the idea of a character that really dabbles in the occult in a way that’s not X-Filey, where the supernatural is taken for granted. That’s interesting…But I wouldn’t use the suit!"
So, that’s a Dr. Strange movie directed by Gueilerrmo Del Toro and written by Neil Gaiman? Is it just me or does that sound like a pretty fantastic collaboration that could yield a teriffic film?