The director will add his own twist to the well-known "Frankenstein" franchise, a story he has been waiting to tell all his professional life. "To me, Frankenstein represents the essential human question: ‘Why did my creator throw me here, unprotected, unguided, unaided and lost?' " del Toro said. "With that one, they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands to prevent me from directing it." However, for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," del Toro plans on sticking closely to the original Robert Louis Stevenson tale.
In his upcoming version of "Slaughterhouse-Five," del Toro will migrate away from the first film adaptation of Vonnegut's inspiring novel and provide a more literal rendition, one that stays truer to the novel. "There are ways that Vonnegut plays with and juxtaposes time that was perhaps too edgy to be tackled on film at that time," del Toro said.