During a recent interview, Guillermo del Toro gave a status update on The Strain and also commented on those rumors that he's looking to make a movie with DC's supernatural characters. 

In September, it was announced that FX ordered a pilot based on Guillermo del Toro's vampire book series. Lost’s Carlton Cuse is on board as executive producer and showrunner, and del Toro is involved as a writer/producer and was hoping to direct. He has confirmed that the pilot will begin shooting next August:

"We're planning to shoot the pilot in August. "Pacific Rim" comes out in July. Right after "Pacific Rim" we go into pilot shooting. We are already prepping the pilot starting next week. The pilot has been approved so it's green-lit. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Our expectations are for FX to move ahead with the series next Fall and Winter and for the series to air in 2014."

With the show being on FX, we don't have to worry as much about content being edited for a family audience. Here's what he had to say about keeping to the spirit of the books:

"Well it will certainly be brutal. We are a TV show, we are restrained about how much human gore we can show, but we will be pretty brutal. If you read the novels and you read the comic, there are very, very harrowing human dynamics in the 3 books. Because the vampires in the books, the first people they want to kill are the people they love, so that's gonna be pretty hardcore [laughs]."

Last week, you may have heard rumors that Guillermo del Toro was looking into making a DC Comics movie that would feature many of the DC's supernatural characters, including Swamp Thing. He's mentioned his interest in Swamp Thing in the past and has confirmed that the rumors are true, but it's just at the discussion phase:

"When somebody asked me about "Justice League"…I'm not involved in "Justice League." I am discussing…I've been discussing with the fans and I've been very, very open about how much "Swamp Thing" was key when I was a kid. Comics in Mexico came on the first two days of the week. Around Tuesday and Wednesday I would go to the newsstand on my bicycle and I would get "Swamp Thing" every time it was available and I loved Jack Kirby's "Demon". I love Constantine and all that. You know, I've been pursuing doing something with them for many, many years. Hopefully it'll come to pass. But we are still just discussing."

Source: MTV