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.
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
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
Fox Searchlight Pictures today revealed the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.
The two-and-a–half-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
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
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
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
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 Cronos, The 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
Guillermo del Toro confirmed today via Twitter that Hellboy Three “will not happen” in the future, or ever, for that matter.
Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017
The tweet crushed hopes of Hellboy and Mignolaverse fans worldwide, although the posibilities of another sequel to the film was unlikely due to del Toro’s busy schedule and penchant for starting and then cancelling or abandoning projects. read more
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim earned approximately $102 million domestic on a $190 million production budget. Normally this kind of performance would keep a studio from ever considering a sequel. However, the film earned another $309 million in the international box office, making it a major worldwide moneymaker.
After a couple of years of uncertainty, Legendary Pictures committed to a sequel. Steven DeKnight has taken over directing duties from del Toro, despite having previously directed just a few television episodes. The movie will introduce new characters in addition to some of the favorites who survived the events of the last film. One of those new characters will be played by John Boyega, of Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens fame. In Uprising, Boyega will play Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost from the first film. Although the movie wont hit theaters for another year, Boyega recently took to Twitter to share a quick glimpse at his character with his fans: read more