While speaking to MTV, Guillermo del Toro shed a bit more light on his rumored Frankenstein project, as well as talked more about possibly directing the two Hobbit films and the final Harry Potter flick, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Unfortunately, I can't see the man taking on all of those films -- especially since both The Hobbit and Harry Potter have strict deadlines to meet. First up, MTV asked whether del Toro was still interested in re-visiting Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Good news is that del Toro very much wants to put his Frankenstein take up on the big screen, however because of the writer's strike he hasn't managed to write much. He claims to have written some notes prior to the strike, but decided to stop all writing once the strike happened in order to support the writers. As of now, he says, all he can do is draw: "The only way to do the Shelley novel is to actually do a four-hour miniseries," he said. But I think there permutations in which you can tell the myth in a different way." del Toro also joked that he will cast Robert De Niro in the role of Frankenstein, and that the director himself will "appear shirtless for most of the length of the film."
Regarding The Hobbit, del Toro said he's heard rumblings but nothing has come about. Says del Toro, "I keep an open mind, but nothing is official." Regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, del Toro said he's still very interested in directing the seventh film if he were approached. He says, "Now that the novels have grown darker, I'm definitely interested ... After the third film, they've evolved really into a very nice universe to play in." He also admits to have read the seventh book (which he received from his "daughter") and claims to have been "very moved by the ending." So, if it were up to you, which of these three would you like to see Guillermo del Toro direct: Frankenstein, The Hobbit or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Sign off below ...%Poll-7750%