Guillermo del Toro
And another two switches have been made by the studios to get a clear picture of just what the remainder of 2011 looks like release-wise, and we're here to keep you in the loop.
Though giant monsters stomping Japan has long been a staple of creature features, none of the fictitious destruction has ever emulated the true horrors and tragedy that the Japanese people have faced over the last few days. A massive earthquake. A deadly and destructive tsunami. An impending nuclear crisis. Horrendous weather. It seems as if the universe has aligned to wipe them off the map.
Now that things are moving full speed ahead on Pacific Rim for Legendary Pictures, the first details for exactly what to expect from del Toro's next flick have surfaced online. Tread softly, folks; there be spoilers ahead. As per News in Film:
The news that Guillermo del Toro's next film won't be At the Mountains of Madness for Universal still stings. We're all pretty heartbroken to be honest. So what exactly happened?
Well, the decision has been made. We're pretty heartbroken to break it to you guys that Guillermo del Toro has moved on from At the Mountains of Madness and into the monster-laden territory of Pacific Rim.
Hollywood is a strange place indeed. Some disconcerting news coming in today for horror fans looking forward to Guillermo del Toro's participation in two monster-sized movies, Pacific Rim and At the Mountains of Madness.
Dread Central favorite Gris Grimly has taken the time to speak a bit about the genesis and the current state of his upcoming stop-motion telling of Pinocchio that he's making in conjunction with Mark Gustafson and Guillermo del Toro, and it's great to hear from the man himself.
Around these parts we've been singing the praises of artist Gris Grimly for several years now. Simply put, the man has a very distinct and eye-catching style all of his own. It's nice to see the rest of the world catching up!
And the angels sing. Then tie you up, drag you down the stairs and maim you with a straight razor. Such are the events of the original Seventies TV scare-a-thon Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, and we've been waiting with bated breath for news of the Guillermo del Toro produced remake. Finally, said news has come. From the Press Release
If there's one filmmaker who's a big favorite around the Dread Central offices, it's without question the great Guillermo del Toro. With several really high profile films in the works, including the long awaited At the Mountains of Madness, the man sure has a lot on his plate and a lot to say about it as well.
Hold the presses, kids. It seems as if we may have written Tom Cruise off just a little too soon when it comes to starring in Guillermo del Toro's film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness.
If there's one movie we are dying to see around these parts, it's Guillermo del Toro's take on the Seventies TV scare-a-thon Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Being big fans of the original and of course del Toro himself, there's no reason not to be excited! For fans overseas the good news just keeps on coming.
The fact that the Guillermo del Toro helmed film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness is becoming a reality makes us giddy beyond words. With casting in full swing offers have gone out to some interesting bits of talent.
Words alone cannot describe how excited we are for Guillermo del Toro's big screen adaptation of the Lovecraftian tale At the Mountains of Madness.
Yep, the news is slow right now, but the lull won't last long (it never does) so while waiting for the biz to officially reopen its doors for 2011, why not dig around for some mostly missed coolness?