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guillermo del toroWith fanboys still reeling from the news that Guillermo del Toro is developing a newer, scarier version of 'The Haunted Mansion' for Disney, the director has also confirmed that he is moving ahead with work on his rumored 'Frankenstein' flick.

In an interview with MTV, Del Toro said he plans to begin early work on 'Frankenstein' in the next few weeks.

He also revealed that Doug Jones, the actor who slipped on a scaly bodysuit to play Abe Sapien in the director's 'Hellboy' movies and portrayed the Pale Man in 'Pan's Labyrinth,' is prepping to play the classic movie monster.

"Frankenstein-- in the next few weeks we are doing a very, very thorough makeup test on Doug Jones. And we're gonna film it," Del Toro said. guillermo del toroWith fanboys still reeling from the news that Guillermo del Toro is developing a newer, scarier version of 'The Haunted Mansion' for Disney, the director has also confirmed that he is moving ahead with work on his rumored 'Frankenstein' flick.

In an interview with MTV, del Toro said he plans to begin early work on 'Frankenstein' in the next few weeks.

He also revealed that Doug Jones, the actor who slipped on a scaly bodysuit to play Abe Sapien in the director's 'Hellboy' movies and portrayed the Pale Man in 'Pan's Labyrinth,' is prepping to play the classic movie monster.

"Frankenstein -- in the next few weeks we are doing a very, very thorough makeup test on Doug Jones. And we're gonna film it," del Toro said.

It's unclear if del Toro will direct 'Frankenstein' as well as produce, but the Oscar nominee confirmed that he has tapped comic book artist Bernie Wrightson, who published an acclaimed illustrated version of 'Frankenstein' in the mid-'80s, to design the monster.

Del Toro's vision for 'Frankenstein' sounds like a big departure from Hollywood's last attempt to adapt Mary Shelley's classic novel, which featured 'Thor' director Kenneth Branagh behind the camera and Robert De Niro playing the monster.

The Mexican filmmaker said he wants his version to look "almost like an illustration [in] black and white. It would be done very differently than the other 'Frankenstein' movies. But it's in the future; we're doing tests in a couple weeks."

Del Toro clarified that the movie would not be shot in black and white, but "I would hope that it would resemble it," he said.

The busy genre icon also put rumors about his involvement with a new 'Van Helsing' movie to rest.

"'Van Helsing,' it was a rumor on the 'net," he said. "There is no deal in place. There was a talk about it. There was literally an informal talk about it, we had some ideas. But it's not [happening]. That's the thing-- I have a lot of projects but there are a lot more projects attributed to me than there [actually] are."