It's hard to argue with del Toro's track record, so if anyone could do a good Van Helsing story (and there's no reason to think that it couldn't be done well), it might be him. Blade II was the best of that trilogy, so it's not like del Toro doesn't have experience with making vampires exciting. This is all still in rumorland, but it's an intriguing rumor, at least. I kind of hope they go for an older, brooding Van Helsing like Francis Ford Coppola did for Bram Stoker's Dracula. He might be a little short for the role, but seeing Christoph Waltz gallavanting across Europe and hunting vampires has a certain appeal to me.