Director Guillermo del Toro is a master of blending fantasy with reality. He takes the world of the supernatural and makes it feel all too genuine, sometimes forcing us to question what we call reality. But sometimes, del Toro also uses monsters and myths to show the resilience of mankind in the face of threats greater than ourselves. And in these fantastical stories, he also brings humanity, giving weight to larger than life scenarios.
The result is a relatively small but impressive filmography spanning just nine feature films, full of beautiful visuals, magnificent creatures, rich characters and a penchant for combining unreal terror with the very real threats of tumultuous sociopolitical times. And following the recently released Crimson Peak, we decided to have all of the Guillermo del Toro films ranked. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Guillermo del Toro likes to talk and if you’ve ever seen him in an interview or a Q&A, you understand why everyone always shuts up and listens. He’s smart, he’s hilarious, and he’s a natural raconteur. He has great taste and won’t hesitate to talk about superheroes, monsters, theme park attractions, ghost stories, and 19th century romantic literature. When he opens his mouth, he tends to say exciting things. Sometimes, this means he spitballs movie ideas in public and all we can do is sit back and watch as he picks and chooses which of his 87 potential projects he’ll make next.
Now, he’s started teasing us about wanting to make a movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary. The chances of this happening are slim to none, but the mere concept now lingers in the air. Of course the guy behind The Devil’s Backbone and Crimson Peak would make a great Pet Sematary.
Find more on the Guillermo del Toro Pet Sematary chatter after the jump.
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After having the first iteration of The Hobbit and the adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness fall through his fingers, director Guillermo del Toro focused his time on the big sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim and then moved back into horror territory for the forthcoming Crimson Peak (in theaters later this week). But we’ve heard recently that del Toro will be taking a break from big studio projects for a new black-and-white indie, and some details on that project have just surfaced. Not that we’re surprised, but it sounds extremely odd.
Get the new details on what could be Guillermo del Toro’s next project after the jump! Read More »
The future of Pacific Rim 2 was uncertain for a little bit, but Universal Pictures is supposedly still dedicated to making the sequel at some point, even though they took it off their 2017 release calendar. And it sounds like Guillermo del Toro is still eyeing certain stars for the sequel, and he just revealed one of the hopefuls.
The director posted on his recently created Twitter page that he had lunch with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and he very clearly indicated that he will have her on board for Pacific Rim 2. Read More »
This hasn’t been a terrible week for Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). A few days ago he had his newest picture, Crimson Peak, warmly received at Fantastic Fest, and, apparently, he’s currently hard at work on another film at the moment. Little is known about project, but we think we have an idea for what this del Toro indie might be. Read more about it after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
If Universal really is canceling the apocalypse, someone forgot to tell director Guillermo del Toro. Earlier this week we got the very discouraging news that Pacific Rim 2 had been “halted indefinitely,” and quite possibly scrapped altogether. But del Toro insists it’s still on. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone,” he said. Read the Guillermo del Toro Pacific Rim 2 comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Pacific Rim 2 has just hit a kaiju-sized roadblock. The sci-fi action sequel has reportedly been “halted indefinitely,” after rumors of delays circulated last week. That could mean the film will just arrive a bit later than we’d hoped; it may also mean it’ll never get made. More on the Pacific Rim 2 delay after the jump. Read More »
Crimson Peak, the new film from Guillermo del Toro, is the writer/director’s take on a gothic haunted house movie, with Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain as sibling residents of an old mansion who welcome Hiddleston’s bride, played by Mia Wasikowska, into their midst.
Actually, “welcome” isn’t the word to use at all, as this new Crimson Peak clip shows. While the first couple trailers for the film have been all atmosphere and effects, this one is mostly drama, as Chastain thoroughly denies any warm welcome to her brother’s new bride. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Between Pacific Rim 2, The Haunted Mansion, and Carnival Row, Guillermo del Toro has more than enough on his to-do list already. Nevertheless, it looks like he’s adding one more. A new report claims he’s working on an untitled original story described as “Wall-E meets Splash.” Uh, what? More on the mysterious Guillermo del Toro project after the jump. Read More »