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'The Orphanage'...

RaoulJ
Rivendell


May 24 2010, 3:48pm

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'The Orphanage'... Can't Post

I know, this is known for a long time..
But the remake of the great film 'El Orfanato' is written by Guillermo del Toro. Does he have time? Shouldn't he be busy working out storyboards? Or is he working 9-5 and when he goes home he starts up his computer and types another script? I can picture him doing it actually. Tip of tongue out of his mouth..

What do you think? Does GdT have time to do this? Is the Hobbit-pre-production ready? Or is he working 22 hours a day?


Kangi Ska
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May 24 2010, 5:14pm

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I believe he wrote and I know he produced the original.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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RaoulJ
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May 24 2010, 5:27pm

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He produced it [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, he was a producer. But it was written (in1996) by Sergio Sánchez. I don't know if he is helping with this version but apparently they are writing a new script..

He isn't listed on Imdb on the 'The Orphanage'-page.

Guillermo Del Toro is the friend of the director of the original, Bayona. Bayone asked Del Toro to produce the movie.


Arwen's daughter
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May 24 2010, 5:40pm

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Does it matter how he spends his time? [In reply to] Can't Post

I honestly didn't know a remake of The Orphanage was in the works, but from what I'm seeing it looks like the script has already been finished. Is that information out of date?

But my question is really this: if del Toro believes that he can take on both The Hobbit and The Orphanage (as well as the 10 other projects he has in development and 2 in post production according to IMDB) does it really matter if he's working on other scripts and other projects in his spare time?

GDT strikes me as the kind of person who's never quite satisfied working on the same project 24 hours a day. Some people are like that. They can be surrounded by the most creative, inspiring, engaging project, with multiple aspects that require attention, but their minds are never satisfied with just one project. They're always thinking about that next thing they could do.



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RaoulJ
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May 24 2010, 5:49pm

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No, ofcourse not [In reply to] Can't Post

No, is doesn't matter. But I was curious. I appreciate the work Guillermo del Toro does. It is always engaging.
I don't blame him or anything, I would encourage it, if I could.

I know that when you are working on something, now and then (all the time) little ideas pop up in your mind.

That is why people carry little books with them, to write down great ideas.

But writing a script is a pretty big thing.. I thought that directing the Hobbit is a fulltime job. I don't know if the information is out of date, I hadn't heard anything about it. The date the status was updated was january the 3d.


Arwen's daughter
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May 24 2010, 6:10pm

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Jan 3rd is about the newest info I'm seeing, too [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know how good ScreenRant's sources are, but they seem to think the project has a working script: http://screenrant.com/...llington-ross-39895/


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We thought at the time of Fessenden’s departure that the script he had co-written with del Toro might be scrapped and del Toro would rewrite alongside whomever they found as the new director. But that appears not to be the case and the del Toro/Fessenden script appears to be the draft they will use.


Forgive the tone of my previous post. I've come across far too many fans, in all media and fandoms, who believe that once a director, writer, producter, etc. starts on THEIR project, they shouldn't waste their time with any of those other ideas. I see now that's not what you meant at all.

The Hobbit definitely seems like a full time job, but I always think side projects make the primary project stronger. At least, when I'm writing, it gives me a chance to try out new things on a project that doesn't really matter, gives me an outlet so I'm not trying to cram ideas into a plot that really don't belong there, and most importantly, when I'm stuck they give me a chance to put the primary project down for a little while and work on something else. I don't know if GDT works the same way, at all, but for me having something to work on and keep me in the creative frame of mind when I'm completely fed up with my main project really helps.



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