Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Pretty much everyone involved with screenwriter Lucy Alibar‘s first film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, was a virtual or total unknown. That won’t be the case for her next project, however. Alibar is set to team with Guillermo del Toro on The Secret Garden, Universal’s adaptation of the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett novel.
While the pair are coming from different levels of the Hollywood hierarchy, they should make for a good match. Both have previously explored heavy, bittersweet themes through tales about young people navigating fantasy worlds — Alibar with Beasts, del Toro with Pan’s Labyrinth. Plus, the involvement of del Toro makes just about any film better. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Normally if the ground shakes in Los Angeles, it’s an earthquake. Saturday night, any shaking was likely a result of giant robots and giant monsters squaring off on screen.
Guillermo Del Toro‘s July 11 release, Pacific Rim, had a early test screening in Burbank, CA Saturday night and the buzz is extremely positive. Looper director Rian Johnson praised the film along with several others who took to Twitter and message boards to give reactions. It seems Del Toro has at least met, and possibly exceeded the gargantuan expectations for the film. Read the reactions – and see some brand new images – after the jump. Read More »
Guillermo del Toro always has a big handful of projects in various stages of development. That means, unfortunately, that as certain things come to the fore, others fall away. Sometimes they’re due to his commitments to projects such as Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak. Others might go away due to various forces in the entertainment industry that help and hurt projects as part of the normal run of things. Seems line one particular animated film has fallen prey to those forces.
Over the past couple years we’ve heard about a stop-motion version of Pinocchio that del Toro was developing with The Jim Henson Co., with GDT and Gris Grimly writing and Grimly set to direct. There was concept art and some images of the puppets, and even a planned cast. Tom Waits was lined up to voice Gepetto, which just sounds lovely.
But now it looks like that project is dead, or at least sleeping. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
With five films together in twenty years, it’s no secret that Ron Perlman is one of Guillermo Del Toro‘s favorite actors. But now it looks like another Sons of Anarchy star has joined the Hellboy director’s favorites list.
Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam has just entered negotiations to board Crimson Peak, the haunted house tale that will be Del Toro’s next project. Hunnam joins Emma Stone, who was reported as being in talks just a few days ago. Hit the jump to read more.
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Andy Muschietti‘s directorial debut, Mama, is in theaters today. Produced by Guillerno Del Toro, it stars Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the guardians of two feral children lost for five years. When the kids come back to society, they bring something back with them, the spiritual being known as Mama. For more on the making of the film, check out our visit to the set.
Being as this is a Del Toro production, very few things about the movie are conventional, especially the ending, which is sure to have lots of people talking. At a recent press day for the film, the director and producer discussed the ending and explained that major, major preparations were made expecting major studio push back. Were they needed? Read below but beware of major spoilers. Read More »
Guillermo del Toro is finally back to directing, with his film Pacific Rim deep in post-prodution and moving quickly towards a summer release.
He’s already lined up his next directorial project, too: a big haunted house movie called Crimson Peak. And now he’s got rapid rising star Emma Stone (Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man, Gangster Squad) in talks to star. Read More »
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures showed off a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim. More properly, this is an alternate trailer, as this new edit features the same basic structure and much of the same footage as the first trailer. But it does have quite a few new shots that give clues to the tech humans put into action to fight off waves of invading giant monsters.
The trailer also still features that recognizable GLaDOS voice, courtesy of voice actor Ellen McLain, though del Toro recently told the Toronto Sun that McLain’s voice won’t be processed in quite the same way in the final mix. (“The filter we’re using is slightly less GLaDOS,” he said. “Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GLaDOS.”)
Regardless, there’s enough good new stuff in the trailer below that it demands a look. Read More »
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Not long ago word came down that Guillermo del Toro is working to produce a film, originally referred to as Heaven Sent and now tentatively called Dark Universe, that will feature supernatural DC Comics characters such as Swamp Thing and John Constantine. We didn’t know much about the movie at the time, but now in a new interview del Toro talks about finally hiring a writer — who he refuses to name — and giving some more details about the potential character roster of the film. Fans of the Vertigo line from DC might be very happy with this one. Read More »