nightmare alley wrapped

Nightmare Alley, Guillermo del Toro‘s first feature film since winning a bunch of Oscars for The Shape of Water, has finally wrapped. Principal photography on the pic began in January 2020, but everything had to shut down in March due to the coronavirus. Filming resumed in September, and now del Toro himself has announced that the production has wrapped and that the finished product will arrive in one year. Based on the book by William Lindsay Gresham, Nightmare Alley is about “a ruthless hustler who learns the tricks of the carny trade.”

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Guillermo del toro's frankenstein

Guillermo del Toro‘s Frankenstein movie, which never got made, is just one of many great “what if” Hollywood scenarios involving the cinephile director. He had been talking about making the movie as far back as 2008, but sadly, it never gained enough traction to get it to the starting line.

It did, however, get far enough that del Toro’s frequent collaborator, actor Doug Jones, saw a bust of his own head as Frankenstein’s monster, and in a recent interview, he describes what his version of the classic horror character would have looked like. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro fans have long known to temper their excitement for the filmmaker’s developing projects, as the filmmaker’s most ambitious films frequently fall apart before they reach the screen. But with streaming giant Netflix behind him, del Toro has been able to resurrect his long-gestating Pinocchio movie and turn it into a sure thing. Which is why it’s no surprise that del Toro has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix on the same day that it was announced that A-list stars like Cate Blanchett, Tilda SwintonTim Blake Nelson, and Finn Wolfhard will be joining the cast of del Toro’s stop-motion animated musical.

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Trollhunters Rise of the Titans

Oh Guillermo del Toro, you trickster. When the animated series Wizards arrived, it was heralded as the conclusion to the Tales of Arcadia saga. But it turns out…there’s more. Rather than wrapping things up with Wizards, del Toro and company are launching the feature film Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, and now that is being sold as the proper conclusion to the story. Until they change their minds again and make a sequel.

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Tales of Arcadia: Wizards Trailer

If you’re not a kid or don’t have kids, you might not be familiar with Guillermo del Toro‘s Tales of Arcadia fantasy world that DreamWorks Animation has been bringing to life at Netflix. So far, the world has been comprised of three seasons of Trollhunters and two seasons of 3Below. Now the Tales of Arcadia are coming to an end with a new series to complete a sort of trilogy.

Tales of Arcadia: Wizards follows wizard-in-training Douxie (Colin O’Donoghue) and the heroes of Arcadia as they embark on a time-bending adventure to medieval Camelot that leads to an apocalyptic battle for the control of magic that will determine the fate of these supernatural worlds that have now converged. You can watch the first Tales of Arcadia: Wizards trailer for the new series below. Read More »

wizards tales of arcadia

Tales of Arcadia, the animated trilogy from Guillermo del Toro, is coming to an end with Wizards. The third and final entry in the Netflix TV series has locked down an August premiere date, and announced new cast members to boot. Following Trollhunters and 3BelowWizards brings back familiar characters and introduces new ones, too.

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Guillermo del Toro Provides Nightmare Alley and Pinocchio Updates

Director Guillermo del Toro is one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. If he’s not behind the camera directing, he’s usually writing away in his notebook or producing a film from the next big name in horror. But right now, he’s stuck at home waiting for Hollywood to let him get back to work.

On the bright side, that means Guillermo del Toro had the time provide a status update on his psychological thriller Nightmare Alley, which Fox Searchlight had in production when the coronavirus pandemic struck the United States. There’s also some news on shooting resuming for the stop-motion animated Pinocchio he’s directing. For both of the projects, del Toro is taking a vested interest in keeping his crews safe with extensive safety protocols that he wrote himself for when production resumes. Read More »

ewan mcgregor jiminy cricket

After Moulin Rouge, it seemed a real shame that Ewan McGregor didn’t instantly become the musical movie heartthrob he seemed destined to be. In fact, the only way McGregor performs in musicals these days is from the recording booth, voicing beloved Disney animated characters in new remakes. First he put on a French accent to play the flirtatious candelabra Lumière in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast and now McGregor will follow that up by playing everyone’s favorite moral compass, Jiminy Cricket, in Guillermo del Toro‘s stop-motion animated film Pinocchio.

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Guillermo del Toro Tarot Card Deck

Guillermo del Toro has never shied away from the spiritual, supernatural, and strange. Movies like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, Cronos, Crimson Peak, The Devil’s Backbone, and features ghost stories, fantasy fables, unconventional romances, and more, all in a mesmerizing macabre canvas. Now the films of Guillermo del Toro are being repurposed for Tarot del Toro, a collection of tarot cards featuring artwork by Tomás Hijo inspired by del Toro’s visionary films. Read More »

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark interviews

If you liked seeing the controversial children’s horror collection Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adapted on the big screen last year, we have good news. Paramount Pictures is developing a sequel with Entertainment One that will bring back the primary creative team behind the camera and on the page. Read More »