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Guillermo del Toro’s Next Movies for Fox Searchlight Include ‘Antlers’ and ‘Nightmare Alley’

The Shape of Water hasn’t even reached its wide release in theaters, and Guillermo del Toro already has two new pictures lined up for Fox Searchlight! Hot off of the tremendous buzz and early awards season whispers for del Toro’s latest film, Variety reports that the incredible producer/writer/director plans to continue working with the studio on a movie called Antlers and a remake of 1947’s Nightmare Alley.

Antlers will be produced by Guillermo del Toro, and the studio is currently in talks with Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace, Black Mass) to direct. The film is described as a supernatural story about a young teacher and a troubled student. The script was written by  Henry Chaisson  and Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Channel Zero, The Forest) based off the short story “The Quiet Boy” by Antosca. read more

del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ was Inspired by ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’

Every fan knows that Guillermo del Toro is a superfan of horror and science fiction.  Unlike most fans however, del Toro also happens to be one of the best working directors in Hollywood.

del Toro’s current film The Shape of Water has garnered a wealth of praise, and it would be a great surprise if the director’s work was not nominated once again for multiple awards.

What most critics may not know however is that del Toro’s inspiration for his cold war parable was his childhood memories about Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon. read more

Mike Mignola Shares First Look at David Harbour’s ‘Hellboy’ Makeup

Sometimes a project comes along where the announcement causes fans to instantly picture what an actor or actress might look like in his or her role. The announcement that David Harbour would play the titular character in the upcoming movie reboot of Hellboy was exactly that kind of project for me. Based on Harbour’s beloved performance and line delivery in Stranger Things, I could already hear his voice spouting off the demonic antihero’s snarky quips and biting comments. Better yet, Harbour looks the part when you consider everything from the defining structure of his face to his imposing body shape and size. read more

Trailer Released for Gothic Horror Film ‘The Lodgers’

Did you enjoy the historical and gothic nature of Guillermo del Toro’s period ghost story Crimson Peak? If so, Epic Pictures Group has a film on the horizon that might be your cup of tea! Entitled The Lodgers (no relation to David Bowie’s classic Berlin-era album of a similar name), the film offers up a chilling ghost tale with a rich classical setting. The movie was directed by Brian O’Malley (Let Us Prey), and it features performances by Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class, Locke), Charlotte Vega (The Misfits Club, Another Me), David Bradley (Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones, Ben Hur), and Moe Dunford (Vikings, Patrick’s Day). Here is the official synopsis for the story, as presented in the promotional materials for the movie: read more

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Release Date Pushed Back By a Month to March 2018

According to deadline, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s kajiu vs. robot smash fest Pacific Rim, Pacific Rim Uprising, is moving into a crowded March 2018 schedule, but away from a potential box office heavy weight, on Friday March 23rd.

Although the sequel (directed by Steven S. DeKnight who will be making his silver screen debut after a number of television writing and directing jobs) moves into a crowded March with A Wrinkle in Time (March 9th), Tomb Raider (March 16th), Robin Hood (March 23rd), and Ready Player One (March 30th), it does move far away from Black Panther which debuts on February 16th and all current signs point to a long reign for King T’Challa at the box office. read more

Trailer Revealed for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’

Fox Searchlight Pictures today revealed the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

The two-and-ahalf-minute trailer is set in 1963 and introduces us to Elisa who is a custodian in a government laboratory. While doing the duties for her job, Elisa discovers a creature beyond imagination.

If the creature in the water looks a bit familiar, you may be thinking of another one of del Toro’s movies, Hellboy. Released in 2004, Hellboy also showcased an amphibious humanoid named Abe Sapien played by famous creature actor Doug Jones. Del Toro considers Jones one of his favorite monster actors as he was cast in the Hellboy series, Pan’s Labyrinth and now The Shape of Water. read more

Doug Liman Drops Out of ‘Justice League Dark’ in Favor of ‘Chaos Walking’

Horror Fans can’t catch a break with Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark! First, the project was shelved when Guillermo Del Toro was initially attached as director. The studio breathed new excitement into the film by announcing that Doug Liman would take over directing duties, and Liman himself explained just two weeks ago that he would approach the film by channeling his inspiration from 1970’s horror classics like The Exorcist and The Omen. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be… Variety reports that he has officially exited the project! read more

Hellboy Reboot Planned with Director Neil Marshall and Stranger Things Star David Harbour

Earlier this year, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola stated on twitter that Hellboy 3 was not going to move forward with original series director Guillermo del Toro.  At that time, it was assumed that this meant an end to the lovable red devil on the silver screen, but today Hellboy fans have a reason to celebrate.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for a new installment that would reboot and relaunch the property. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing.” read more

Haunted Mansion Restaurant Coming to Walt Disney World?

I’m not usually big on rumors (or reporting on them) but when the rumors concern the jumping-off point for my initial love of horror as a young boy, Disney’s The Haunted Mansion attraction, I make an exception.

The Orlando Weekly reported this week that a reliable source (blogger WDW1974) insists that “…a new Haunted Mansion eating venue/experience is coming to the MK, despite the mixed reviews of the Skipper Canteen.”

The Haunted Mansion’s huge fan base certainly has something to do with this idea, as well as the theme park’s recent expansion of dining options. Along with The Beauty and The Beast inspired “Be Our Guest” restaurant (currently the toughest reservation to secure in any Disney theme park) and the Jungle Cruise-based Skipper Canteen, a Haunted Mansion-themed restaurant would continue the trend of expanding on popular Disney properties without adding to or rebooting the rides themselves. read more

Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water Theatrical Release Date Confirmed

In 2006, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth presented an amazing mix of historical fiction and horrifying magical realism that solidified his position as one of the most important directors currently working in film. Because his projects are so diverse, he has not since revisited this style of storytelling. While many fans enjoy his recent works like Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, some have been yearning for Del Toro to return to a more intimate style of storytelling found in CronosThe Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth. Based on early buzz, these fans may get exactly what they’re looking for this December! read more