Del Toro's also been dabbling in TV, developing a new live-action "The Incredible Hulk" series at ABC, and now he's got a show in the works at HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable channel has picked up the rights for "Nutshell Studies," a Hitchcockian drama created by photographer Corinne May Botz and is centered around a 1950s housewife who becomes obsessed with solving brutal crimes.
It's a scenario that sounds like it's right up Del Toro's genre-bending alley -- he'll serve as both executive producer and director on the project, while "Southland" writer and novelist Sara Gran will write and co-executive produce.
"The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" is a photography book Botz published in 2004. It looks at a series of miniature crime scene models based on actual homicides, suicides, and accidental deaths that were created in the '40s and '50s by criminologist Frances Glessner Lee as a training tool for detectives. You can look through some of the images, which are fantastically creepy, at Botz's website.