Guillermo del Toro klaar met Hollywood-blockbusters

 

Guillermo del Toro

Regisseur Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is binnenkort te zien in de bioscoop. Hij heeft veel blockbusters willen maken, maar kreeg ze amper van de grond. De sequel op Pacific Rim zou oorspronkelijk in 2017 te zien zijn, maar werd vervolgens uitgesteld. In een interview met de Britse krant The Guardian vertelde hij dat hij klaar is met de blockbuster films:

“What I can tell you quite safely is, I don’t intend to keep on doing big, giant Hollywood movies for much longer. Crimson Peak is a great permit for me to work on a smaller scale. I mean, it’s big for a drama, but it’s a much smaller undertaking than Pacific Rim or Hellboy. I can’t say which ones, but I’ve been offered gigantic movies in the superhero genre, but I don’t like the superheroes that are… nice. I like the dark ones, so Blade and Hellboy were right for me. The mechanics of action only interest me when it’s a universe very, very close to my heart, which Pacific Rim is, and I love it. I’m not going to pursue action movies or superhero movies at all any more. I hope I can go back to doing the smaller, weirder ones.”