Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' has a role for Doug Jones

Doug Jones might not have a role in Guillermo del Toro's upcoming movie "Pacific Rim," but he does have plans to reunite with the "Hellboy" director. Del Toro is currently working on an adaptation of his novel "The Strain" for FX, and Jones tells Zap2it there's definitely a role for him in it.

"We're talking about me coming on," Jones says on the Saturn Awards red carpet. "We talked about me doing a little something on that show. Maybe near the end of the season you might see me on the show."

Jones previously explained that del Toro couldn't find a role for him in "Pacific Rim" because "there were no people in makeups in this movie," so one can assume his part in "The Strain" will involve him being done up in a way similar to the "Hellboy" films and "Pan's Labyrinth." 

"I don't know what he has in store for me just yet," Jones admits. "My hope is that it would be a transformation where I start looking like this [his normal self] and turn into one of those 'Strain' vampires. Let's hope so."

Jones is appearing in TNT's "Falling Skies," and he teases that all might not be as it seems with his alien character Cochise. While Cochise is the first alien on the show that the human characters find they can connect with, Jones says that Tom Weaver and John Pope's instincts not to trust him might be spot on.

"They pose the question, 'What does he really want?' What do I really want? Those questions are valid questions," Jones says, promising they will be answered. "What do really I want? Why am I helping? Why would I have flown from other galaxies to help the humans fight these bad aliens off? Once we've defeated them, what's in store? Keep asking those questions."

"Falling Skies" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on TNT. "The Strain" is slated to begin filming its 13 episodes in Sept. 2013 in Toronto, and stars John Hurt, Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand and Mia Maestro.

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