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Did Frankenweenie Slow Down Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio?
As a story full of magic and monsters, Pinocchio seemed the perfect fairy tale for Guillermo del Toro, the visionary behind Pan's Labyrinth to take on. But his Pinocchio collaborator Gris Grimly has dashed our hopes, announcing Pinocchio has had his strings cutÖbut not in a good way.
Guillermo del Toro Confirms Dark Universe Movie, Talks The DC Cinematic Universe
Guillermo del Toro has been busy this month promoting the upcoming release of the horror film Mama, which he executive produced, but naturally reporters are taking the opportunity to ask the filmmaker about the extensive number of exciting projects that he has in development.
Guillermo del Toro Still Isn't Giving Up On At The Mountains Of Madness
March 8, 2011 was a hard day for film fans. After years of trying to get an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness to the big screen, director Guillermo del Toro announced that talks between him and Universal Pictures had hit a stalemate and that the project was no longer moving forward.
Guillermo del Toro Was Offered Star Wars Episode VII, But Turned It Down
We don't yet know just how much progress has been made on Star Wars Episode 7. Since the bombshell announcement last October that Disney had bought Lucasfilm and was planning three more Star Wars films, the only concrete news we've gotten is that Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt would handle the screenplay
Watch The Pacific Rim Trailer With Guillermo del Toro's Commentary
In a huge week for impressive trailer releases, I'd argue that Pacific Rim was by far the most exciting, if only because the robots vs. monsters movie from Guillermo del Toro is a completely original idea. There was a lot to process in the trailer, from figuring out what these monsters are all about to getting glimpses inside the giant robots that humans use to fight them
Guillermo Del Toro's Book Of Life Goes To Fox Animation
Guillermo del Toro is having a pretty damn good week. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which he co-wrote, arrives in theaters on Friday; today saw the release of both the first trailer and a new poster for his next directorial effort, Pacific Rim; and now one of his gestating production projects is heading further into development.
Guillermo Del Toro Turning Pan's Labyrinth Into Stage Musical
Del Toro is developing a English-language stage musical of Pan's Labyrinth. He's been working on the adaptation for four years in secret. As the celebrated storyteller scripted its book with Jeremy Ungar, he has also been meeting with directors, librettists and composers. His exhaustive search for the right team has recently yielded lyricist Paul Williams, who co-wrote the Muppets classic "Rainbow Connection"...
Guillermo del Toro Says Haunted House Story Crimson Peak Will Be His Next Film
Guillermo del Toro has a number of projects at various stages of development, but now he has apparently nailed down which one he wants to direct once he has completed work on the upcoming monster vs. robot epic Pacific Rim. Moving away from sci-fi and back to horror, it has been revealed that the Mexican filmmaker has named the ghost story Crimson Peak as his next effort.
Pacific Rim Viral Site Launches With A Special Alert
Pacific Rim centers on a battle of a grand scale, where gargantuan carnage-craving monsters must be met by massive robots driven by human pilots. Last summer Eric was one of the lucky San Diego Comic Con attendees who got a coveted glimpse at the film's first trailer.
Guillermo del Toro Wants To Make The Justice League Of Monster Movies
Guillermo del Toro is theoretically the most busy man in Hollywood, as he seems to be constantly announcing some new project or producing effort, adding story after story onto the pile until it's clear he couldn't get any of it done in a single lifetime. But in the time since Hellboy 2: The Golden Army was released in 2008, del Toro has released precisely zero films as a director
Guillermo del Toro Talks Frankenstein And Playing Chess With The MPAA On The Set Of Mama
t's not just moviemaking that del Toro somehow makes the time for. He spent an hour chatting with us on the set of Mama, as if he had absolutely nowhere else to be, and then invited us to a screening that night at Toronto's Bell Lightbox theater, where he would be presenting the obscure Italian horror movie L'acrno Incantatore (we went; it was very strange but kind of a thrill)
On The Set Of Mama, First-Time Director Andy Muschietti Taps Into Childhood Fears
Is Mama a horror movie? Depends on who you ask. Star Jessica Chastain, who freely admits to being a scaredy cat, most definitely says yes. The film's visual effects supervisor Ed Taylor says absolutely not-- "I like to call it a ghost story. Itís about hope, itís about what a parent is - how do you define a parent? And itís about fighting for what you love."
On The Set Of Mama, Witnessing Jessica Chastain's Transformation And Getting Scared Right Along With Her
I saw Jessica Chastain in 5 different movies in 2011, and yet when I saw her walk in a room in October of last year, I didn't recognize her. And in a way you might not expect from a young starlet on a very fast rise to fame, she seemed completely delighted to fly under the radar. "Did you know it was me when I walked in?" she asked with a laugh after sitting down with group of journalists
Jessica Chastain Faces Off With A Jealous Ghost In Mama Trailer
Mama centers on Victoria and Lilly, two little girls who have had a rough childhood to say the least. The tragic day when their father murdered their mother, the two sisters took off into the wood and vanished. Their surviving uncle, Lucas, has been searching for them for five years when they are finally discovered, alive but practically feral. He and his girlfriend Annabel take the girls in, but Annabel soon suspects there's something strange attached to these two.
Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein Back On Track At Universal
It's a good week for monster movies, with Tim Burton's Frankenweenie reviving a lot of the screen's classic spooks, and Universal celebrating its roster of creatures with a centennial celebration in Los Angeles, a monthlong retrospective called Monstrous Centennial: Universal's Legacy of Horror