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Guillermo del Toro’s Possible Black & White Vampire Film ‘Silver’
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Guillermo del Toro The Book of Life SDCC 20142

As much as we would have liked to have seen them, Guillermo del Toro‘s version of The Hobbit and planned adaptation of At Mountains Of Madness never happened, though the filmmakers admits that if he had the money he would like to still work on the latter. And as much as it pains Universal, the studio was forced to take the director’s Pacific Rim 2 off the release schedule following rumors of delays and concerns over the first film’s box office performance. But that hasn’t stopped the del Toro from talking about the sequel, even while he is on the current Crimson Peak press tour.

While the director said that he was going to turn in a budget and a script to Universal in the coming weeks, del Toro seems to be anticipating that Pacific Rim 2 won’t get the green light. So he has announced his fantastic newest project called Silver, which he describes as a black & white film that sees Mexican wrestlers fight vampire politicians. More on the story below.

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Book Review: Silver: My Own Tale as Written by Me with a Goodly Amount of Murder
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By ScarletScribe

SilverSilver: My Own Tale with a Goodly Amount of Murder
By Edward Chupack
Paperback
St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: January 6, 2009

Best known for striking a cutthroat figure in the classic Treasure Island, Long John Silver takes up the plume in Silver to recount with no regret how he became the lovable blaggard pirate fans have know him to be. And it’s not pretty. Silver has a way of making fast friends and killing them just as quickly, all while on a decades-old quest to find a mysterious treasure.

If you’re fearing a fanfic retread of classic waters, then you can rest easy. The pretense of the novel is a defeated post-Treasure Island Silver, who has been imprisoned on his own ship by an unnamed former hearty (shipmate). His only way of tormenting his captor — because what other scheme would the Long John Silver cook up? — is to write to him daily about the seafaring way of life and his life in particular.

Villainy doesn’t come easy, we see in this fictional autobiography. It takes a certain amount of moral bankruptcy, plenty of lies, and — if you’re doing it right — a significant body count. It’s the kind of career plan that necessitates an evil laugh or two, but Edward Chupack‘s Silver stays true to the psychopathic roots of its main character and narrator with a playful lyricism that’s all about piratry in the name of practicality. You’re hungry? Steal. Did that guy just insult you? Stab the bastard. For once, we have a main character who’s clear on what he wants and who he needs to kill to get it. There’s no moral compass in this book — and if there is one, it’s constantly pointing to kill.

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