Zanbato movie

Guillermo del Toro hasn’t set up a live-action directing project since winning an Oscar for The Shape of Water, but it looks like that’s about to change. The filmmaker is writing and directing a movie a for Paramount and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot which is said to be about “young female ninja”, although del Toro himself has weighed in to say that’s not 100% accurate. Let’s call it an action movie for now. In any case, it’s called Zanbato, and the filmmaker has been secretly developing it for the past six years. More on the Zanbato movie below.

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Here are a couple J.J. Abrams-related items. First up is that the PC version of the game Portal 2 contains a not-so-hidden ‘interactive trailer’ for the summer film Super 8. Essentially, it puts you on the train that is seen in the first trailer for the film. You can’t do much actual interaction, but by walking around before and after the crash seen in the trailer, looking at the details of the objects in the train cars, you can glean a little bit of background detail about the story for Super 8. Plus, play it over and over again and it’s like a J.J. Abrams remix of Source Code!

Check out the video of that trailer after the break. We’ve also got info on the screenwriters hired for a new Abrams-produced project. Read More »