Our friend Steve "Frosty" Weintraub over at Collider is one hard working man. If you've ever read a day of his Twitter account then you already know that he spends enough time jet setting to give George Clooney's character in Up In The Air a run for his frequent flyer miles.
Frosty's specialty is nabbing great celebrity interviews - a skill which not only helps his site standout from the pack, but also helps clear up the rampant rumors the rest of us blogosphere types spend our days "reporting," by getting official words straight from the horses' mouths.
Directors Sam Raimi and Guillermo del Toro have been the centers of a lot of controversy in the past few months: Raimi's fall out with Sony resulted in Spider-Man 4 being scrapped in favor of a complete franchise reboot, while del Toro recently walked away from The Hobbit, a film he (quite literally) dedicated his life to making. In the wake of both of these unfortunate turns of events, fans have been anxiously waiting to hear about the projects both directors will take on next, and speculating about the possibilities all the while.
Well, Frosty recently had chances to get microphones in front of both directors and, seasoned pro that he is, knocked out a whole bunch of rumors concerning everything from The Hobbit, Hellboy 3 and the World of Warcraft movie, to a new version of Frankenstein, the Wizard of Oz prequel Oz, the Great and Powerful and many other rumored projects.
So if you've been trying to separate fact from Internet fiction as far as what the next moves are for Sam Raimi and Guillermo del Toro, then this is your chance to hear from the two directors themselves. Check it out (we'll do Raimi first, del Toro second):
If you want to skip to specific parts of the interview that you're interested in, you can find a handy set of time-stamp indexes over at Collider. Go HERE for the index of Raimi's interview, and HERE for the index of del Toro's interview. Be sure to thank Steve for snagging (and sharing) all the great info.
What do you think of the plans Raimi and del Toro have for the immediate future? Which of the projects they discussed are you most excited for, and which of the projects do you want to see each director take on eventually?