save filmstruck directors

Boutique streaming service FilmStruck is still shutting its doors before November ends, but thanks to the efforts of a group of notable filmmakers, along with a popular petition, some semblance of the service will live on – the Criterion Collection, currently exclusive to FilmStruck, will launch their own independent streaming service in 2019. Now, filmmaker Edgar Wright is opening up about how he, and other major Hollywood players, mobilized in an attempt to save FilmStruck.

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Save FilmStruck

Warner Media Group made a huge mistake when they decided to pull the plug on FilmStruck, and no one is being shy on calling them out for it. Almost immediately after it was announced that the botique streaming service would be closing its virtual doors later this month, a petition popped up imploring someone to save FilmStruck. The petition has already amassed more than 40,000 signatures, and filmmakers across Twitter are asking more to sign. The latest big name to join the growing chorus is Babara Streisand. Warner Media Group, if you won’t listen to Babs, who the heck will you listen to?

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After years of false starts and cancellations, Guillermo del Toro‘s dark animated take on Pinocchio is finally become a real boy. Netflix has picked up the long-gestating stop-motion animated movie in a deal that will place the Oscar winner as co-director on his first feature film since last year’s Best Picture-winning The Shape of Water.

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Quibi

If you thought there were already too many streaming services to choose from, prepare yourselves for a new contender to enter the fray. Former Walt Disney Studios chairman and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman have announced that their short-form content mobile subscription platform has an official name: Quibi, which is short for “quick bites.” As in, quick bites of content that are only 10-15 minutes long.

No, this is not a joke.

In addition to unveiling the platform’s name, the company’s founders revealed a handful of major Hollywood players who are on board to develop shows for the new service, including Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, and the previously-announced Sam Raimi. After you catch your breath from laughing so hard at the dorkiest name in streaming – Seriously? “Quibi?” – keep reading to learn more about each of their new shows. Read More »

3below trailer

Guillermo del Toro has revealed footage from the second chapter in his animated Tales of Arcadia trilogy: 3Below, a story of aliens who crash-land in the familiar town of Arcadia. Featuring the voice talents of Glenn CloseNick Offerman, Andy Garcia, Nick Frost and more, the animated series arrives on Netflix in December. Watch the 3Below trailer below, and learn more about the show.  Read More »

Guillermo Del Toro Better Call Saul

Over the course of four seasons, Better Call Saul has somehow evolved into a better show than its predecessor, Breaking Bad. At least, that’s what I think. But don’t just take my word for it – allow Academy Award winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to school you on Saul‘s brilliance. The filmmaker took to Twitter to proclaim his love for the prequel series, and you can read his thoughts below.

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crimson peak blu-ray

Crimson Peak suffered at the box office, primarily because of poor marketing. The gloriously gothic romance was sold as a straight-up horror film, and that’s not exactly what Guillermo del Toro was delivering. A vocal cult following for the film has sprung up since the theatrical release, and now Arrow Video is set to distribute a Crimson Peak Blu-ray that gives the movie the attention it deserves.

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scary stories to tell in the dark plot

Update: We’ve received word from CBS Films that the synopsis making the rounds is inaccurate. We’ve updated with the correct Scary Stories to Tell the Dark plot below.

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie starts shooting very soon, as director André Øvredal and producer Guillermo del Toro attempt to turn the iconic, traumatizing children’s books into a memorable motion picture. The books are comprised of short stories, so how do you turn them into a film? Is the adaptation presented in an anthology format, like Creepshow? Or will only one specific story be adapted? We now know the answer. Read on for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark plot.

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antlers cast

Keri Russell is about to a very busy former spy. Now that The Americans has wrapped its acclaimed six-season run, Russell finds herself in high demand, lining up projects to space and beyond. Hot off the heels of her recruitment to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode 9, Russell is reportedly in talks to join the Antlers cast, a supernatural horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro.

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Guilllermo del Toro Action Figure

It’s hard to believe, but San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner. This year’s convention will be happening from July 18 through July 22, and we’ll be on hand to bring you all the breaking news and cool announcements straight from all the panels and the showfloor. We’re already getting word on some things at the convention we can get excited about, and this time it’s an exclusive that will please cinephiles.

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has an array of fantastic work in his filmography. It ranges from comic book fare such as Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Blade II to more acclaimed works such as The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth and the Best Picture-winning The Shape of Water. And now you’ll be able to bring Guillermo del Toro home to direct the rest of your collectibles, because the filmmaker is being turned into his own action figure by NECA. Read More »