Guillermo del Toro

  1. Entertainment

    We Review the Pacific Rim Blu-ray, and Talk a Lot About Drifting

    Our friends at Legendary Pictures sent us over a copy of the Pacific Rim Blu-ray combo pack, and we checked it out over the weekend. If you loved Pacific Rim, you're probably going to want to spring for the Blu-ray rather than just the DVD or a download because the features are extensive, and incredible.

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  2. Entertainment

    Guilermo Del Toro Continues To Be The Cutest In this Clip from Japanese TV [Video]

    For someone who dreams up such terrifying monsters for a living, Guillermo Del Toro seems like a remarkably sweet, down to earth guy. In this video, Del Toro goes on a tour of Odaiba Island to promote Pacific Rim's Japan release with actors Rinko Kinkuchi and Mana Ashida, but steals the show by acting like a big excited teddy bear the whole time.

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  3. Entertainment

    Pacific Rim #1 at International Box Office, Apocalypse Cancelled Worldwide

    To put it bluntly, this summer has not been a good season for American blockbusters internationally. Even Iron Man 3, which added special scenes with Chinese pop stars to appeal to the audience, tanked as heavy as its army of metal suits. Frustratingly, Americans flocked to the critically panned Grown Ups 2 rather than the awesome Pacific Rim, which ended up being the king of the international box office this past weekend, grossing $35.3 million. I don't think you don't have to sync your mind with a kaiju to figure out why.

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  4. Entertainment

    Too Bad, You Guys: Frankenweenie Killed Pinocchio [UPDATED]

    There was going to be a Jim Henson Company produced, Guillermo del Toro directed, and Mark Gustafson animated version of Pinocchio based on Gris Grimly's illustrations, but Frankenweenie ruined it. Tom Waits was even going to be Gepetto. This is why we can't have nice things.

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  5. Entertainment

    Full Pacific Rim Trailer Released, Has Obligatory Sword-Fighting Scene

    The first full-length trailer for Pacific Rim has finally been released and it's basically everything you would want from director Guillermo del Toro's love letter to the kaiju and mecha genres: Giant robots and monsters beating the hell out of each other centered around a plot that involves... well, basically giant robots and monsters beating the hell out of each other. Okay, the plot may be a little on the thin side and paint-by-numbers, but in the long run, this is the kind of movie we wish existed back when we were five years old. Better late than never, we suppose.

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  6. Entertainment

    Pan’s Labyrinth Musical In The Works, We’re Just As Confused As You Are

    Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro's hallucinatory fairy tale of a family unravelling and a young girl's descent into insanity in the midst of the Spanish Civil War is being adapted into a musical for the stage. We really don't know what to say on this one, as there's not exactly a whole lot of words in that last sentence that exactly scream "song and dance routine" to us. Then again, what the heck do we know? This thing could end up being the next big Broadway smash -- like Annie, but with way more phantasmagoric monsters and people being shot.

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  7. Entertainment

    Guillermo Del Toro is Interested in Bringing Justice League Dark to The Big Screen

    DC Comics isn't nearly as organized about making movies as Marvel. They claim that they're going to make a Justice League movie by 2015, but as far as we know Disney has made more progress on the new Star Wars. While DC's uncertain future may be unfortunate for certain projects, it leaves the door open for other, less conventional projects. Guillermo Del Toro, creator of fantastically weird, dark films, may be looking to take advantage of the situation: According to io9, the Hellboy director has been talking to DC about making a movie based on Justice League Dark, the company's supergroup comprised of darker heroes from imprint Vertigo.

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  8. Entertainment

    This Weekend Was Kaiju-Tastic at Comic-Con, Sneak Peeks of Godzilla and Pacific Rim

    San Diego Comic-Con is always a time for big announcements, but few could be bigger than those surrounding the upcoming Godzilla reboot and Guillermo del Toro's giant robots vs. monsters movie Pacific Rim. Both feature baddies on an enormous scale, and both draw from a long tradition of Japanese cinema. They also sound really, really exciting.

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  9. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 12/12: All Video Game Trailers, All The Time

    Batman: Arkham City Trailer (GameTrailers) Mortal Kombat Trailer (GameTrailers) Thor: God of Thunder Trailer (GameTrailers) Guillermo Del Toro's Insane Trailer (GameTrailers) Resistance 3 Trailer (GameTrailers) Mass Effect 3 Trailer (GameTrailers) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Trailer (GameTrailers)

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  10. Entertainment

    Guillermo del Toro’s Next Project: Alma

    What with all the preparation for the Rally to Restore Sanity in my mind, it's difficult to remember that Halloween, that most wonderful of holidays, is coming up just as quickly. This beautifully creepy little short should serve as a nice reminder. Written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas, Alma already won several awards in 2009. It's been thrust back into the limelight recently after the news that Guillermo del Toro will be producing a feature length adaptation.

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  11. Entertainment

    The Hobbit Has Finally Been Greenlit

    It's for real now, no backsies: MGM has finally given the goahead on The Hobbit, a movie plagued by years of pre-production anguish, involving studio bankruptcy, labor disputes, a director search, and even fire. Well, the film is being given a budget of $500 million, Peter Jackson is directing, and according to The Coventry Telegraph, even MGM's financial problems can no longer get in the way:
    MGM is finding its share of the project's funding from external sources and, if that fails, Warner Bros has pledged to step in and lend the money to MGM.
    So the only thing left unmentioned by New Line Cinema's press release is whether the film will continue to be shot in New Zealand, where localized pre-production work (like the rebuilding of Hobbiton) has already begun; or if actors labor disputes will cause the production to move to Europe.

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  12. Entertainment

    Marvel and ABC Are Developing “The Hulk” for TV

    What superhero had a beloved but campy television show in the 70's, and then kinda fell off the non-comics radar until now, when a new show was announced to be in development? Well, Wonder Woman. And now the Hulk! According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hulk is a priority at Marvel's television division, which has been running along quietly since Jeph Loeb took charge.

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  13. Entertainment

    del Toro on Hellboy 3: Not Any Time Soon

    The very busy Guillermo del Toro, who is booked until 2017 over at Universal for film versions of Frankenstein, At The Mountains of Madness, and Slaughter-House Five recently took a moment to talk to MTV about his highly anticipated but still unannounced Hellboy III:

    I would love to do it... but the heartbreak for me is that I know how it ends and I don't know if I want to see that ending. But I would love to do it.

    Mysterious words from the most excellent director, but ScreenRant may have distilled the meaning for us.

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  14. Entertainment

    Guillermo del Toro to Direct Film Inspired by Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Ride

    Two things that have historically produced great films (though not exclusively great) are coming together, according to a recent unexpected announcement at Comic-Con in San Diego. Guillermo del Toro, director of the Hellboy films and Pan's Labyrinth , is going to direct a Disney ride-based film telling the tale of the Haunted Mansion. And as a fan of del Toro, the Haunted Mansion ride, and previous Disney-ride film Pirates of the Caribbean (though not the sequels), I am excited to see what madness will come about with this latest attraction.

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  15. Entertainment

    Peter Jackson Is In Negotiations to Direct The Hobbit

    Peter Jackson will very likely direct both parts of The Hobbit himself, according to Deadline New York. And their corroborating evidence looks solid:
    [Jackson], Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens scheduled a trip to London the week of July 4, followed by a trip to Los Angeles the following week, to meet the most impressive actors who’ve been put on tape by casting directors... But if someone else was directing, wouldn’t that filmmaker be brought aboard before those casting decisions were made?
    Deadline also pointed out that while several directors had expressed interest in the project, no announcement was made, perhaps indicating that Jackson was thinking over just doing the movies himself, the first choice for director, Guillermo del Toro, no longer has time to direct the many-times-delayed production. So, Peter Jackson is going to make The Hobbit. We're... actually kind of disappointed.

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