Posts tagged as: Guillermo Del Toro

Pan’s Labyrinth: A Gateway Film

Pan’s Labyrinth: A Gateway Film

Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno, Guillermo del Toro 2006) is a film that seems to come up frequently on lists of top ten favourite films: finally having the opportunity to see it, I was curious to see what had attracted people to this film. Pan’s Labyrinth should feel at home alongside a film like […]

Disney Goes Polynesian With ‘Tiki,’ Based on Disneyland Attraction

Disney Goes Polynesian With ‘Tiki,’ Based on Disneyland Attraction

Since Disney discovered the golden goose that is “Pirates of the Caribbean,” an entire film franchise based on a Disneyland ride, the studio has decided to see if it can make lightning strike twice —  or five or six times. 24 Frames reports that Disney is developing a script by Ahmet Zappa (son of Frank) […]

‘The Hobbit’ Closing in on Greenlight from MGM, New Line, Warner Bros.

‘The Hobbit’ Closing in on Greenlight from MGM, New Line, Warner Bros.

After years of delays, setbacks, ecstatic highs and devastating lows, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work may soon find themselves back in Middle-earth. According to LA Times Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line Cinema, and partner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are very close to giving the greenlight to one of the most anticipated pair of films in history. The […]

James Cameron Talks ‘Avatar 2’ and Re-release of ‘Avatar’ With Extra Footage

James Cameron Talks ‘Avatar 2’ and Re-release of ‘Avatar’ With Extra Footage

In an interview with Market Saw yesterday, James Cameron opened up about his plans to re-release his environmentally-conscious alien epic “Avatar” with an additional nine minutes of pure CG footage, the upcoming novelization of the film he’s currently working on, the status of “Avatar 2,” the future of 3D and a host of other juicy […]

‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ Trailer

Sally (Bailee Madison), a lonely, introverted child, has just arrived at the 19th century mansion her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) are restoring. While exploring the sprawling estate, Sally discovers a hidden , long-undisturbed basement. Unwittingly, she unleashes a race of malevolent, dark-dwelling creatures who intend to drag her and her family […]

Guillermo del Toro Takes on H.P. Lovecraft While James Cameron Produces

Guillermo del Toro Takes on H.P. Lovecraft While James Cameron Produces

Speculation has been at a fever pitch about what he’ll do next since Guillermo del Toro backed out of directing “The Hobbit.” Now Deadline is reporting that del Toro’s next project will be to direct “At The Mountains Of Madness,” a 3D adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft story for Universal Pictures. Sounds like a match […]

Guillermo del Toro to Direct Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Reboot

Guillermo del Toro to Direct Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Reboot

*Update: del Toro will NOT be directing “The Haunted Mansion.” He will be writing and producing only. “Pan’s Labyrinth” director Guillermo del Toro recently devastated J.R.R. Tolkien fans by backing out of helming the upcoming “The Hobbit.” And now fans learn what project likely drew him away — a reboot of Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion.” […]

Disney Releases Comic-Con Schedule

Disney Releases Comic-Con Schedule

BURBANK, Calif., July 20, 2010 – The Walt Disney Company makes its mark at the 2010 Comic-Con convention with an exciting line up of feature films, scripted and animated series, and interactive booths providing fans with a first look at new content, experiences and merchandise including toys, electronics, collectibles and more. Thursday, July 22 11:15 […]

‘The Hobbit’ Loses Guillermo del Toro as Director

‘The Hobbit’ Loses Guillermo del Toro as Director

Guillermo del Toro, director of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the man slated to helm the adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s famous novel, “The Hobbit,” has announced that he is leaving the project. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming ‘The Hobbit,’ I am faced with the hardest decision […]

Jackson: ‘Hobbit’ Casting to Begin This Week

Jackson: ‘Hobbit’ Casting to Begin This Week

Bilbo Baggins will soon have a face. Peter Jackson, director of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy,  revealed in an interview that casting on the highly anticipated “The Hobbit” would begin this week. “We’re auditioning for every role,” Jackson said, adding that he believes in casting a wide net to most effectively fit actors to […]

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