Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Actor Doug Jones talks about his role in Guillermo del Toro's 'The Hobbit' & 'Frankenstein'

Multi-talented actor Doug Jones (Abe Sapien, Pale Man, The Faun) talks about his role in The Hobbit and Frankenstein.

"We have not had any conversations about what he [Guillermo del Toro] wants [for The Hobbit], but he's 'wink-wink, nudge-nudged' me a couple times with that 'Yeah, yeah, The Hobbit, yeah, we'll see you. I don't know what I'm doing or how many characters it will be, because he tends to like to use me the whole time depending."

"[Guillermo's] got a four-picture deal with Universal, so once he's done with The Hobbit, I think the first thing that's up on the docket will be Frankenstein. And reinvention is going to be the name of it, because he's going back to the Mary Shelley book and starting fresh with it." So this new Frankenstein isn't something we'll see until at least 2012 once the second Hobbit movie hits? Then why start work so early? "We are going to do some tests just to see, because he has five years to play with this. He's taking that luxury of time to make this absolutely perfect." This is his dream. He was inspired by Frankenstein when he was a kid. It was the monster that made him want to make monsters. So, because of that, it's been [a] lifelong [dream], and he wants to be perfect with him."

Jones goes on to clarify that this will not be like the famous lumbering Boris Karloff incarnation of the monster. Rather, it will be a slender, more skeletal type creature. Del Toro will be going back to basics, and pulling directly from the Mary Shelly novel. The monster will be based off of comic book legend Bernie Wrightson's artwork.

"The designs I have seen so far of the makeup test we are going to try brought tears to my eyes. I can't tell you what I saw, but just know it brought tears to my eyes. I was emotionally touched that I may get to play this character." Jones said.

Guillermo del Toro has already told the press that Jones is his monster, though nothing is official yet.

Check out The Doug Jones Experience.

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Tori said...

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Tori said...

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