Del Toro Tied To Universal Until 2017

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Del Toro Tied To Universal Until 2017
Fantasy horror filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has projects lined up until 2017, after signing a longterm deal with movie studio Universal.

The Mexican director, who is currently working on Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, has committed his Hollywood future to the studio giant, tying him to Universal until he turns 53.

Del Toro will be busy writing and shooting The Hobbit until 2012, but once that movie wraps, he will take the helm for the first of four new films for Universal bosses.

The movies are all film adaptations of books, including big-screen versions of novels Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, and Dan Simmons' upcoming tome, Drood, about Charles Dickens' final days.

Del Toro is also due to serve as producer for several of Universal's planned projects, such as Hater and Crimson Peak, reports trade paper Variety.

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