We think Guillermo del Toro must be trying to win some kind of bet, which, once completed, will enable him
The pretty one out of Harry Potter (no, not Neville) to star in del Toro-produced fairy tale
to write one of those tie-in ‘Round Ireland with a Tedious Novelty Item’ memoirs that were all the rage a few years ago. Del Toro’s book will be entitled ‘The Decade I Produced EVERY FILM IN THE WORLD’ and will tell the uproarious tale of his attempts to run between said films, spinning producer plates like a mad man.
The list of films del Toro is currently writing, directing, producing, executive producing, being creatively consulted on, and tipped to be working on next is almost as lengthy as this sentence. The Pan’s Labyrinth director has confirmed credits on three upcoming fantasy pictures, Rise of the Guardians, Pinocchio, and monster pic Pacific Rim as well as having worked on Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Julia’s Eyes, Biutiful, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Puss in Boots in the last two years alone. Add to those rumours of a Van Helsing picture, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and H.P Lovecraft adaptations, it’s no wonder he couldn’t quite spare the time for those Hobbit movies.
Now comes another producer project for the busiest man in Hollywood, a new take on fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, with Harry Potter star Emma Watson lined up for the lead.
Of the three young Potter stars, Watson has been at the top of the media attention pyramid for some time now, and this casting news will only shore up her position. It’s been as depressing as ever to watch the upskirt-seeking tranche of the press pull their usual creepy ‘female child-star goes through puberty while we slaver at the side lines’ on Emma Watson , so let’s hope a few more roles like this will allow her to grow older gracefully.
Enough of Watson though, what we really want to know more about is Rupert Grint’s Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards biopic. Now, if only del Toro could find the time to squeeze that one in…