In the past four months, many major filmmakers have been asked about directing Star Wars Episode VII. Most have said they couldn’t do it or wouldn’t want to do it. Some have said they really want to do it and others have remained curiously quiet on the subject.
One of the biggest names on that list is Guillermo Del Toro. Most of us assumed, with his laundry list of possible projects at all stages of development, the filmmaker wouldn’t have time to tackle what’s probably the most anticipated film of all time. That seemed certain when it was revealed he’d follow up Pacific Rim with the haunted house film Crimson Peak.
In a new interview, Del Toro finally set the record straight regarding himself and a galaxy far, far away. He said LucasFilm called him and asked if he was interested in the project, but he said he simply couldn’t. Read the quote and more below. Read More »
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One of the first releases in the new year will be Mama, which comes from director Andres Muschietti and producer Guillermo del Toro. The feature stars Jessica Chastain as a woman who finds herself becoming foster mother to a pair of young girls who have spent years living in the woods after the murder of their parents. The film is based on Muschetti’s career-making short, also called Mama, a three-minute piece that seems to be one single take. It’s an excellent little piece of work.
We posted the original short back in 2009, but are able to present it again now. This time, the short comes with a bonus intro from Guillermo del Toro. Read More »
Warner Bros has released a new photo from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim featuring Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi in some sort of war room environment. Check it out now after the jump.
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The combination of giant robots, giant monsters, and Guillermo Del Toro had already set fan expectations high for his 2013 film, Pacific Rim. Then the trailer came out. Instantly everyone realized that this is the director going bigger, badder, and more bombastic than we’ve ever seen him do before, which is saying a lot.
MTV sat down with the director to go over his brand new trailer and provide some context to all the scenes. It’s a great way to digest footage that, if you’re like me, you’ve probably watched more than a few times in the last 24 hours. Tons and tons of new information is presented here, including Del Toro calling this trailer ”Howard’s End” compared to what we’ll see next summer. Check it out below. Read More »
Briefly: Guillermo del Toro has been plotting an animated film based on the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration for the past year. Provisionally titled Day of the Dead, it has Jorge R. Gutierrez, co-creator of the Nickelodeon showEl Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, set to direct with the company ReelFX backing the film. Gutierrez and ReelFX took the project to del Toro, who saw enough potential in it to come on board as producer.
Now Fox Animation has come on board, too, and Fox will release the movie in a prime Halloween frame, on October 10, 2014. But with Pixar also set to make an animated Day of the Dead movie, del Toro & Co. are moving to separate the two just a bit. And so this film is now called Book of Life. We don’t have more details at this point, and it will be a while, most likely, before we learn much more. But we’ll be curious to see how this and the Pixar film explore the same basic spirit from what we have to assume will be very different angles. [THR]
Here’s the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro‘s “giant monsters versus giant robots” film Pacific Rim. We’ve seen blueprints of the robots, and an early bit of video showing a monster attack, but unless you were at Comic Con you haven’t seen anything like this footage yet.
While I wasn’t as bowled over at Comic Con as some other people were, this is pushing every button for me right now. The scope, the details, even the GLaDOS appearance/homage. (I can see why people might not like that detail, as it creates a distracting intersection with Portal, but right now I love it.)
Pacific Rim looks like the movie that many others have tried and failed to make, from Emmerich’s Godzilla (a big failure) to Bay’s Transformers series, which got closer. I hope Guillermo del Toro’s effort works as well as a whole, as this trailer does in a couple minutes.
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Guillermo Del Toro is known for being busy, but this past few days have been ridiculous. The director of the upcoming Pacific Rim just signed for his follow-up project, Crimson Peak, agreed to co-write the sequel to Pacific Rim, a trailer is coming out soon, the viral marketing has started, and now he’s revealed one of his most famous films will be turned into a stage musical.
Pan’s Labyrinth, Del Toro’s Oscar-winning 2006 fantasy about a young girl’s discovery of a secret world, will soon be adapted into a musical. The project has a book (the stage version of the screenplay basically) written by Del Toro and Jeremy Ungar. They’ve hired Paul Williams to do lyrics and Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla to write the songs. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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It’s difficult to really get across the idea that Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim might truly be a movie we’ll want to see more of after it opens in July next year. The idea of del Toro doing his take on giant robots fighting giant monsters will be enough, for some people, especially when one of the robots is piloted by Idris Elba. But until people see footage in the first trailer (coming soon, with The Hobbit) it might be a little premature to talk sequel.
But here we are anyway. Legendary Pictures likes the film, evidently, as it is not only getting behind Guillermo’s next film (the big haunted house movie Crimson Peak), but also hiring Pacific Rim‘s original writer, Travis Beacham, to script a sequel with del Toro. Read More »