Guillermo del Toro, J.J. Abrams Team on “Zanbato”

Guillermo del Toro with his Oscar award. Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9446181ne)

Guillermo del Toro will serve as director for J.J. Abrams’ Zanbato.

Variety reports that the two industry titans have teamed up together to bring another project to the big screen with Del Toro set to write and direct. 

While the longline has yet to be released, it is known that Zanbato centers around a young girl with lethal fighting skills. in fact, the project has been in development for the past six years, without leaking, according to Del Toro’s tweet from Friday. 

“This has been in development for the last 6 years or so!  Thanks to JJ maximum security system, it had not leaked.  We are still developing steadily. Stay tuned here for news on which project SHOOTS next,” he wrote.

Del Toro also revealed that the character is not a ninja, and added, “But… there are Ninjas in it.”

The Oscar-winning director has a lot going on with several project currently under development including Pinocchio for Netflix and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark at CBS Films.