Guillermo del Toro is a busy man. Monika just told you that he is directing an adaptation of 60's spy television show The Champions. He produced The Orphanage, which is due December 28th and has been getting great reviews, including one from our own Scott Weinberg. (Check out the poster here, the trailer here, and James' interview with the director here.) He has penned a supposed-to-be-awesome adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness. He wants to do another adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. He's got Hellboy II: The Golden Army coming out this summer, and a ghost story with ties to the Spanish Civil War called 3993 in the works.

You'd think the dude would want to take a little break! But no! Joblo is reporting that the Pan's Labyrinth director has signed on to direct a new project called Haters, based on David Moody's novel -- Hater. The plot synopsis sounds mighty sweet. Here's some snippets -- "Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened "Haters" by the media, the attackers strike without warning. Their attacks are brutal, remorseless, and extreme...In seconds rational, controlled people become vicious killers...You can no longer trust anyone, no matter how well you think you know them...By the end of today you could be a killer. By the end of today you could be dead." Dead! Kind of sounds like a zombie movie without zombies, doesn't it? Sounds like something del Toro could smash out of the park. It's currently sold out at Amazon -- has anyone read Hater?