Del Toro Directs Apocalypse Flick

A confrontational experience that includes creepy masks, low-grade torture, frequent public urination, senseless vandalism and trash humpers.

Guillermo del Toro has revealed that he will direct ‘Saturn and the End of Days’, a horror fantasy about the end of the world.

Speaking at the New York Comic Con, del Toro called Saturn his “final little movie about childhood and horror”. He explained: “It’s about a kid named Saturn watching the Rapture and the Apocalypse while on the way back and forth from the grocery store. It’s like, what would happen if the Apocalypse was viewed by you [while] doing errands. You go back and forth and nothing big happens except the entire world is being sucked into a vortex of fire.”

Del Toro’s ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ and ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ featured child protagonists and merged the fantasy and horror genres.

EXTRAs: Del Toro turned down a chance to direct Blade: Trinity, Alien vs. Predator and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to work on his dream project: Hellboy, the sequel to which will be released this summer.